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NIH Director Francis Collins warns in the Washington Post that biomedical research in the US "is at a critical juncture."

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It's more than enough to

It's more than enough to solve the cancer problem. Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.

It's more than enough to

It's more than enough to solve the cancer problem. Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.

The good Directeur is

The good Directeur is certainly singularly focused in his dealings with politicians and the public. Doubtless this is a laudable trait for a highly visible employee in a highly visible federal bureaucracy. Its worth in selecting candidates for scientific research is, however, debatable. The monocular view of the NIH of genetics as the source of disease has, indeed, ushered in a new direction in biological science - precisely because that monocular view is failing.

Thank goodness the Microbiome Project was grandfathered in prior to Collins' appointment. It's provided the only new view of our biology in decades.

bla bla bla talking head

bla bla bla talking head Collins, it's like a broken record. His views failed miserably. I asked the following to Collins, if we threw another 10 billions dollars at genomic, would we be any closer to his usual quack prediction... What a clown. Its tiring.

"... is tasked with

"... is tasked with supporting scientific research to better health ..."

It's a quibble, but it's fair to say GenomeWeb taught me to quibble! So, "to" better health? Like it's a physical destination?

Oh aha -- better as a verb, meaning "improve." Never mind me, I'll just be over here.