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Francis Collins reported to be "the leading candidate" for U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Post

Colleagues,

According to Bloomberg News ... Francis S. Collins, the scientist who led the U.S. government drive to map the human genetic code, is the leading candidate to run the National Institutes of Health ... According to the report, screening for Collins, 59, is in the final stages...

Collins would take over an agency that President Obama has made key to his plans for reviving the U.S. economy and overhauling healthcare. The 27 institutes and centers under the NIH umbrella employ more than 18,000 people and fund research at thousands of universities and medical schools.

Read on at: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-na-nih-collins23-2009may23,0,5889122.story

ENJOY!

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