Francis Collins

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President Obama Calls for a ‘BRAIN Initiative’

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses President Obama’s new ‘BRAIN Initiative’ research program.

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NIH Director Francis Collins

Ira talks with Francis Collins, incoming director of the National Institutes of Health, about research priorities for the years ahead.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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