U.S. NIH director Francis Collins to step down by year-end

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(Reuters) – Francis Collins, the director of U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), said on Tuesday https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/francis-collins-step-down-director-national-institutes-health he would step down from his role by the end of the year, after leading the agency for 12 years. Collins, a genetics pioneer, was appointed as the head of NIH in 2009 by the then President Barack Obama, and the 71-year-old went on to serve the agency under three presidents. President Donald Trump in 2017 and President Joe Biden in 2021 asked him to continue in the role. The position of t…

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