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LOS ANGELES — Francis Collins stepped down from his position as head of the National Institutes of Health at the end of last year — but he’s been staying plenty busy in 2022, serving until recently as acting science adviser to President Biden.

STAT spoke with the trailblazing genetics researcher at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in Los Angeles. Read on to learn more about Collins’ latest projects, progress at his lab in the Center for Precision Health Research at the NIH, and his thoughts on where genetic research may be heading next.

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