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WASHINGTON — Francis Collins, the pioneering genetics researcher and longtime director of the National Institutes of Health, will announce his retirement from the agency Tuesday, two sources told STAT.

Collins’ departure, first reported by Politico, marks the end of an era for the $40 billion government research agency. He has worked at the NIH since 1993, and was nominated to serve as director in 2009 by President Obama.

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