NIH Director Francis Collins wants people – the general public – to know that there are some seriously "creative minds" working to find innovative ways to use genomic information to assess disease risk and treat patients.

He took to his Director's Blog this week to highlight the research of two NIH-supported investigators who are at the forefront of applying genomic variants in understanding disease risk.

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