Francis Collins: National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Lex Fridman Podcast #238

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EPISODE LINKS:
Francis's Twitter: https://twitter.com/NIHDirector
NIH: https://www.nih.gov
Human Genome Project: https://www.genome.gov/human-genome-project

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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
1:18 - Lab-leak theory
4:26 - Gain-of-function research of viruses
16:35 - Bioterrorism
21:04 - Tony Fauci
31:15 - COVID Vaccines
37:20 - Joe Rogan
44:23 - Variants
49:05 - Rapid at home testing
53:18 - Animal testing
58:44 - Stepping down as director of the NIH
1:02:37 - Barack Obama
1:04:40 - Accelerating Medicines Partnership
1:15:18 - Faith
1:20:47 - Fear of death
1:23:49 - Meaning of life

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