Francis Collins, full-time NIH director and sometimes-musician, recently provided some post-meal entertainment for attendees of the Genetic Alliance 25th Anniversary Annual Conference, held in Washington, DC. On Twitter, Christy Collins shared what she called the director's "musical loveliness" — NIH's Collins performing a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

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