You can all exhale that breath you've been holding: US President Barack Obama will be nominating Francis Collins as the director of the National Institutes of Health. "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," President Obama says in a statement. "Dr.

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