National Institutes of Health

Dr Francis Collins, leader of genome project, to head NIH

July 13, 2009 / No Comments

United States President Barack Obama has named genome project leader Dr Francis S Collins as head of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Institutes of Health, which is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency responsible for conducting and supporting medical research.  It was Dr Collins, 59, the geneticist, ...