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Questions About the Language of God

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Science  17 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5938, pp. 250
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_250b

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Although many scientists say geneticist Francis Collins will make a superb director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), not everyone is celebrating. A discussion about whether Collins's very public religious views will influence his leadership of NIH played out on blogs early this spring and again in the past week. There seems to be little evidence for such worries, but they persist.