Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 08:31
After leading the Human Genome Project and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH for many years, Francis Collins is retiring. No matter what you think of Francis Collins, he's been successful in getting the genome project done and he's done some amazing things during the 15 years that he's headed NHGRI. My friend, Dr. Joan Messer, told me many times about the hours he spent talking with students at one of the AAAS meetings. I will always remember him from the NWABR fund-raising dinner where he pulled out his guitar and had the entire audience singing about DNA.