Francis Collins

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Francis Sellers Collins (born April 14, 1950) is an American physician-geneticist who discovered the genes associated with a number of diseases and led the Human Genome Project. He is director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Before being appointed director of the NIH, Collins led the Human Genome Project and other genomics research initiatives as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the 27 institutes and centers at NIH. Before joining NHGRI, he earned a reputation as a gene hunter at the University of Michigan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Collins has received more than 977,135 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Francis Collins is the 498th most popular biologist (down from 386th in 2019), the 4,568th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,220th in 2019) and the 64th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Francis Collins ranks 498 out of 844. Before him are Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten, Friedrich Boie, Edward Blyth, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Claus, Emil Racoviță, and Paul Friedrich August Ascherson. After him are Jacob Sturm, Eugène Simon, Gerrit Smith Miller, Samuel Frederick Gray, Josef August Schultes, and Petter Adolf Karsten.

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Among people born in 1950, Francis Collins ranks 215Before him are Dann Florek, Martine Aubry, James Redfield, Rajinikanth, Bruce McGill, and Thomas Gottschalk. After him are Yang Jiechi, Jadranka Stojaković, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Richard Galliano, Jim Beaver, and Krzysztof Wielicki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Collins ranks 4,568 out of 15,968. Before him are Julie Bowen (1970), Colm Feore (1958), Buster Douglas (1960), Godfrey Reggio (1940), Ed Heinemann (1908), and Dennis Frederiksen (1951). After him are Paula Patton (1975), Layne Staley (1967), Miriam Stevenson (1933), Son House (1902), Helen Wills (1905), and David Spade (1964).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Francis Collins ranks 64Before him are Luther Burbank (1849), Esther Lederberg (1922), Andrew Fire (1959), Aldo Leopold (1887), Arthur Cronquist (1919), and Garrett Hardin (1915). After him are Gerrit Smith Miller (1869), Brian Kobilka (1955), Sewall Wright (1889), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), Asa Gray (1810), and Nathaniel Lord Britton (1859).

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