Francis Collins on his new life as White House science adviser

WASHINGTON — Francis Collins’ 2022 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan.

The mustachioed, Harley-riding geneticist had looked forward to some respite after serving 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health. Instead, Collins is more involved than ever in federal science policy. Since February, he’s served as President Biden’s interim science adviser — a position made vacant by Eric Lander’s resignation amid a workplace-abuse scandal.

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