Francis S. Collins

From discovery to health: Does it have to be a long and winding road?

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About Francis S. Collins

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In that role he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research.

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Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, talks about two new ways of getting disease treatments to market faster: Repurposing existing drugs, and testing on fabricated human tissue.

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