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The NIH's Francis Collins' to do list

Francis Collins has been the director of the NIH for nearly two months. Yet he’s already punched a number of his accomplishments on a twenty three item “to do” list that he doesn’t share with anyone. In this wide ranging interview Collins shares his thoughts on the NIH’s stimulus funding, the not so easy task of securing additional funds for the agency’s FY ‘11 budget, groundbreaking stem cell and cancer research being funded through the Recovery Act, his pause about learning the results of his own genetics testing, and white knuckling it with Stephen Colbert.

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