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Michael Anderson Adrienne Asch Barbara Bowles Biesecker R. Alta Charo Francis Collins Nancy Fisher Kevin FitzGerald Rick Lazio Kathleen McAuliffe Paul Miller Zev Rosenwaks Lee Silver Meredith Vieira Faye Wattleton Nancy Wexler
Michael Anderson Adrienne Asch Barbara Bowles Biesecker R. Alta Charo Francis Collins Nancy Fisher Kevin FitzGerald Rick Lazio Kathleen McAuliffe Paul Miller Zev Rosenwaks Lee Silver Meredith Vieira Faye Wattleton Nancy Wexler
John Hockenberry John Hockenberry
Robert Krulwich Eric Lander
Robert Krulwich Eric Lander

Francis S. Collins is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He oversees the Human Genome Project, a complex multidisciplinary scientific enterprise directed at mapping and sequencing all of the human DNA and determining aspects of its function. A working draft of the human genome sequence was announced in June 2000 and the completed sequence is anticipated in spring of 2003. Dr. Collins, who holds an M.D. from the University of North Carolina, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Yale, and a B.S. from the University of Virginia, is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. His research led to the identification of genes responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease.


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