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Replace Francis Collins as NIH Director

For decades the NIH has been the premier funding agency in the world, fueling the riseĀ of the US as the undisputed powerhouse of global science. But in his eight years in charge of federal efforts to understand, diagnose and cure disease, current NIH Director Francis Collins has systematically underminedĀ the effectiveness of the institution and overseen […]

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Is the NIH a cult?

As many of you know, I spent a fair amount of time last month engaged in debates about the wisdom of California’s Proposition 37, which would have mandated the labeling of genetically modified foods. While many of these discussions were civil, one particularly energetic fellow accuse me of having been brainwashed by the “cult of […]

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