Francis Collins

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Francis Collins

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 854,747 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 387th most popular biologist.

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  • 850k

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  • 50.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among biologists, Francis Collins ranks 386 out of 686Before him are John Hughlings Jackson, João de Loureiro, George Robert Waterhouse, Johann Georg Wagler, Johann Jakob Kaup, and Auguste Chevalier. After him are Carl Friedrich von Ledebour, Salomon Müller, Antoine Béchamp, Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle, and Rudolf Jakob Camerarius.

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Among people born in 1950, Francis Collins ranks 129Before him are Hugh McDonald, Randy Quaid, Barbara Sukowa, Miki Manojlović, Andrzej Szarmach, and David Duke. After him are Alexander Lebed, Mary Hopkin, Paul Watson, Moshe Ya'alon, Joe Perry, and Helen Clark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Collins ranks 3,223 out of 12,171Before him are Jaclyn Smith (1945), Halton Arp (1927), Ray Dolby (1933), Jane Kaczmarek (1955), Carlos Lopes (1947), and Mark Dacascos (1964). After him are Erika Eleniak (1969), William R. Pogue (1930), Roy Chapman Andrews (1884), Chester Carlson (1906), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), and Helen Wills (1905).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Francis Collins ranks 55Before him are Carol W. Greider (1961), Bruce Beutler (1957), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), Harold E. Varmus (1939), and Martha Chase (1927). After him are Elmer Drew Merrill (1876), Theodore Gill (1837), Brian Kobilka (1955), Eugene Odum (1913), Luther Burbank (1849), and Joel Asaph Allen (1838).