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Francis Collins: We need better drugs — now
Today we know the molecular cause of 4,000 diseases, but treatments are available for only 250 of them. So what’s taking so long? Geneticist and physician Francis Collins explains why systematic drug discovery is imperative, even for rare and complex diseases, and offers a few solutions — like teaching old drugs new tricks.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?
In 2000 the world saw the first working draft of the human genome, and that’s in no small part thanks to Francis Collins. Under his directorship at the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Human Genome Project was finished, a complete mapping of all 20,500 genes in the human genome, with a high-quality, reference sequence published in April 2003. In 2009 President Obama nominated Collins as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and later that year he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Collins is also a self-described “serious Christian” and the author of several books on science and faith, including The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.
How do you tell your child that you’re dying?
Uploaded on Feb 5, 2009
How do you tell your kids that you are dying? What do children need to help them cope, grieve and remember a parent? In a follow-up to The Mummy Diaries, Your Voice host Cheryl Jackson and her guests Christine Newman, Lisa Marucci, Stephen Jenkinson and Patty Dann discuss.
Interview with Steve Forbes; January 14, 2013
Whatever you do keep moving forward – Martin Luther King Jr.
Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose – Lyndon B. Johnson
Housing set to reignite economy: Lennar CEO – Impact Players
Stuart Miller, Lennar’s CEO, says the housing recovery is taking hold and will again push the overall economy ahead. Miller tells Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf that he is even seeing labor shortages in the sector. Wolf is an outside advisor to President Obama. (December 17, 2012)
Forbes Most Influential List
Forbes magazine included a number of Jewish entries in its latest list of the world’s most influential people. Economist Ben Bernanke topped the Jewish contingent for 2012, coming in at number 6. He was followed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was rated sixteenth most influential person on the planet.