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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