#238 – Francis Collins: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Francis Collins is the director of the NIH and former head of the Human Genome Project. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:44) – Lab-leak theory
(10:51) – Gain-of-function research of viruses
(23:00) – Bioterrorism
(27:30) – Tony Fauci
(37:41) – COVID Vaccines
(43:46) – Joe Rogan
(50:49) – Variants
(55:31) – Rapid at home testing
(59:44) – Animal testing
(1:05:09) – Stepping down as director of the NIH
(1:09:03) – Barack Obama
(1:11:06) – Accelerating Medicines Partnership
(1:21:44) – Faith
(1:27:12) – Fear of death
(1:30:15) – Meaning of life