In an interview this week, National Institutes of Health director and Human Genome Project veteran Francis Collins opens up to Nature's Meredith Wadman on his four years leading the NIH as one-time windfalls from the American Recovery Act have withered into what he calls "about a 20 percent loss in buying power over the last ten years."

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

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Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

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