Sequencing the human genome has begun to transform medicine, Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, tells David Rubenstein at Bloomberg.

Collins notes that when the human genome was first sequenced that there was a lot of chatter that medicine would change almost instantly. But he tells Rubenstein that with the genome's complexity, to took a bit more time.

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