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When US President Barack Obama named Francis Collins as his choice for director of the National Institutes of Health, it was no surprise that people immediately began debating the pros and cons of the candidate. What was surprising, at least to much of the genomics community, was that one of the arguments against Collins centered on arguably his greatest achievement: leading the Human Genome Project.

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