January Series Calvin College

Francis S. Collins

"Genes, Medicine, and Your Future:"

Francis S. Collins As head of the National Human Genome Research Institute's inquiry into the genetic basis of diseases such as breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's diseasse and diabetes, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has distinguished himself as a world-class scientific researcher, a savvy political activist, a federal program chief, and a committed Christian. Well aware of the unsettling implications of our rapidly increasing knowledge into the cause and predicitability of inherited disease, Dr. Collins offers respected insight into the future of medicine. He also confronts the dilemmas presented by our increasing ability to know more that we may want to know or be ready to know about our own susceptibility, or that of our children and our grandchildren, to debilitating or life-threatening disease.


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