Yesterday President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint former leader of the Human Genome Project, discoverer of delta-F508, and all around science rockstar Francis Collins as the director of the National Institutes of Health.
In his statement, Obama noted: "The National Institutes of Health stands as a model when it comes to science and research. My administration is committed to promoting scientific integrity and pioneering scientific research and I am confident that Dr. Francis Collins will lead the NIH to achieve these goals. Dr. Collins is one of the top scientists in the world, and his groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease. I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead."