NIH Director Collins Outlines Government’s Role In Scientific Innovation
KQED (Audio): NIH Director Francis Collins
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins joins us to discuss the state of medical research funding, the promise of personalized medicine and the role of government in promoting scientific innovation. We'll also discuss how Collins, an evangelical Christian, views the relationship between science and religious faith. Collins is the author of books including "The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine." He won the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to genetic research (10/4).