In Charge

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says that by surrounding himself with people smarter than himself, he becomes a better leader. He tells the Washington Post that “one of my favorite quotes is from Woodrow Wilson: ‘I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.’” In addition, to keep people working at NIH from getting discouraged, the employees celebrate new advances.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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