As his retirement draws near, NPR spoke with Francis Collins about all the different aspects of his career, though his future path is still undecided. As a physician, Collins says that he is motivated by the suffering he has seen and could not relieve because of a lack of knowledge. That knowledge can be best found nowadays through teamwork and "blurry" disciplinary boundaries, Collins adds.

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