NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – President Barack Obama will nominate Francis Collins, former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, to run the National Institutes of Health, according to a statement released by the White House Wednesday.

"My administration is committed to promoting scientific integrity and pioneering scientific research and I am confident that Dr. Francis Collins will lead the NIH to achieve these goals," Obama said in the statement.

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