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National Health Institute Director Francis S. Collins served for 12 years under three presidents and presided over an expansion of the agency's budget and efforts to develop new cures to diseases.
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As he prepares to leave his post of 12 years, Francis Collins reflects on the agency's biomedical advances, the dangers of polarizing medicine and the huge health gaps that still exist in the U.S.
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