The depiction of Francis Collins as someone who has developed a good model for integrating faith and science is in many respects a tragic myth.
President Bill Clinton announced, in a speech Collins helped to write, “we are learning the language in which God created life.”
NIH Director Francis Collins is being praised as “a national treasure,” but his real legacy is anything but praiseworthy.
“I’ve done the research. I have the facts.” Thus said two people to me on successive days over the weekend, in almost identical words.
The primary ethical problems with CRISPR in humans so far have come from “germ line” genetic engineering.