Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Finally Francis!

This is exactly what we have all been waiting for. Someone, one of us, one like us who has now gotten a hold of the National Institutes of Health. Thank the Lord!

For those atheists among you, I want to assuage your fears. Christians can perform great science too.
Francis has and will continue to. I am so very happy for this pretty amazing occurrence.

From the WSJ.

Collins, 59 years old, served as director of the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute from 1993 to 2008 and oversaw the international collaboration known as the Human Genome Project. That project, completed in 2003, determined the sequence of the three billion base pairs that make up human DNA.

Moreover, it spurred the field of genomics and the dream to personalize medicine for individuals based on their genes. His nomination is being applauded by organizations like the American Heart Association and Personalized Medicine Coalition, who laud his “landmark discoveries of disease genes.”

Tell me, how many winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom have led the NIH?

Francis had this vision from the very beginning, merge genetics with environment. Nature or Nurture?

Yes, and that is why he is an ideal NIH director. He will bring comparative effectiveness research into the personalized medicine realm and has the insight to understand the answer can often be "Both"

A long time supporter of what we only saw as obvious, yet others not so much, his wisdom and insight only stands to benefit the United States tremendously.

Bravo Francis!

The Sherpa Says: Whatever your opinions on genetics, genomics, medicine, you have to admit Francis is one hell of a great leader.

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