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Dr. Francis Collins has received some high-profile support for his desire to stay on as director of the National Institutes of Health in the Trump administration.

But some say eight years at the helm is more than enough.

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  • I can’t see the text because I don’t have Plus. But this is the worst idea ever. Not that having a change is a bad idea, but that Trump will almost certainly choose someone who will make the NIH worse, as he has with almost every pick so far. I understand the impetus to try to use Trump for our own ends, but it is a foolish endeavor.

    Look at what happened with Al Gore, and who was subsequently appointed to the EPA?

    The most likely outcome would be putting someone in who will dismantle and privatize the NIH.

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