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A ship without a captain

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Why has the NIH been without a boss since 2021?

The National Institutes of Health has been without a permanent leader for over a year, and questions are starting to be asked.

Francis Collins stepped down at the end of 2021 after 12 years at the helm of the world’s preeminent public biomedical research funder, whose budget in 2023 is $47.5 billion.

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