BioInform caught up with NHGRI director Francis Collins after his talk at Bio-IT World last week to find out a bit more about where bioinformatics fits into the NHGRI’s future. The full text of the interview, edited for length, follows.

How has the role of bioinformatics changed under the NHGRI during the course of the Human Genome Project, and how do you see this role changing in the future?

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