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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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NIH Director Rumor Reaches Fever Pitch
26 May 2009 1:04 pm
The biomedical research community was buzzing Friday with a rumor that the White House would nominate geneticist Francis Collins that afternoon to head the National Institutes of Health. That did not happen, but Bloomberg later ran a story saying that according to "a source familiar with the selection process," Collins is the leading contender and that vetting "is in the final stages." For months, Collins has been rumored to be on the top candidate to head NIH (see here and here). Sources suggest that the announcement will be made this week.