Francis Collins

Francis Collins was confirmed as the head of NIH today. Since the announcement of his nomination, there has been considerable hand wringing from scientists concerning everything from his religion to his optimism. Ho hum. We are supposed to be scientists. We are supposed to use data to formulate hypotheses. Nothing in Dr. Collins direction of NHGRI, shepherding of the Human Genome Project, or championing of GINA provide any evidence to support this reaction. The are weak hypothesis that forthcoming data will overturn. Congratulations, Francis.