Speeches & Testimony Archives

National Human Genome Research Institute

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Speeches & Testimony Archives

Archived transcripts, prepared statements and, in some cases, audio and/or visuals, related to presentations concerning the Human Genome Project and other NHGRI research.

2006

October 22, 2006: Genomics, Medicine, and Society PowerPoint Icon
Former NHGRI Director Dr. Francis S. Collins speaks to the International Conference on Genomics about various topics ranging from personalized medicine to The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and how large scale sequencing projects can continue to foster international collaboration and immediate data access.

April 17, 2006: Genomic Medicine: A Revolution in Medical Practice in the 21st Century PowerPoint Icon
Former NHGRI Director Dr. Francis S. Collins speaks to the World Health Congress on genetic testing and the impact of genomics on modern medicine.

April 6, 2006: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY2007 Budget Request
Former NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2007 budget request.

January 10, 2006: Is Genomics the Cure for Disparities?
Former NHGRI Director Francis Collins speaks to the National Leadership Summit to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health.

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2005

July 29, 2005: Using the Human Genome to Understand and Treat Cancer
A webcast of NHGRI Director Frances S. Collins addressing Congress about how research into the human genome has led to major advances in the fight against cancer.

 

March 9 & April 6, 2005: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY2006 Budget Request
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2006 budget request.

February 2005: Personalized Medicine: How the Human Genome Era Will Usher in a Health Care Revolution
NHGRI Director Francis Collins outlines his vision for the future of genomics-based medicine in a talk to the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) at the National Press Club.

 

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2004

October 2004: Presidential Address to the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
ASHG President Dr. Robert Nussbaum addresses members of the American Society of Human Genetics at their annual meeting, exploring "What is Special about the 'Human' in Human Genetics?" The ASHG meeting was held Oct. 28-30 in Toronto.
 

April 1, 2004: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY2005 Budget Request
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2005 budget request.

April 1, 2004: Statement, Francis S. Collins
Comments by Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Regarding Genetic Nondiscrimination Legislation (S.1053)

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2003

October 14, 2003: Senate Passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2003 (S. 1053)
NHGRI Director Francis Collins' statement on the Senate passage of S.1053.

May 2003: Testimony of Director Francis Collins on The Future of Genomics
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.

April 8, 2003: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY2004 Budget Request
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2004 budget request.

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2002

March 2002: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY 2003 Budget Request
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2003 budget request.

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2001

July 2001: Testimony of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before Appropriations Subcommittee On Labor, Health and Human Services and Education United States Senate

July 2001: Testimony of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee United States Senate

May 2001: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY 2002 Budget Request
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2002 budget request.

February 2001: NHGRI, Celera Announce Sequencing and Analysis of the Human Genome
Full text of NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins' prepared remarks during the news conference announcing the release of the complete human genome sequence draft and preliminary analysis.

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2000

July 2000: Statement of Dr. Francis Collins on Genetic Information in the Workplace
Statement of NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding genetic information in the workplace and genetic discrimination.

July 2000: Statement of Commissioner Paul Steven Miller on Genetic Information in the Workplace
Statement of Commissioner Paul Steven Miller, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, regarding genetic information in the workplace and genetic discrimination.

June 2000: President Clinton, British Prime Minister Blair Mark Completion of the First Survey of the Entire Human Genome
Full text of White House briefing, including comments made by NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins.

March 2000: President Clinton, British Prime Minister Blair Applaud Scientists Who Make Human Genome Sequence Freely Available
Full text of White House briefing, along with comments made by NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins.

March 2000: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY 2001 Budget Request
Full text of NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins' prepared testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies regarding the President's FY 2001 budget request.

February 2000: Executive Order Bars Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace
Comments by President Bill Clinton and NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins on the Executive Order prohibiting federal agencies from using genetic information in hiring and promotion decisions.

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1999

December 1999: HHS Secretary Shalala Lauds First Complete Sequencing of a Human Chromosome
Comments from Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala on the Human Genome Project's sequencing of human chromosome 22.

October 1999: The Sequence of the Human Genome: Coming a Lot Sooner Than You Thought
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins remarks to the American Society of Human Genetics at the group's 49th annual meeting.

October 1999: Informatics Meets Genomics at the White House
Complete transcript of White House event exploring the explosion of information technology and genetic research.

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1998

May 1998: Testimony on Preventing Genetic Discrimination in Health Insurance [hhs.gov]
By Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, May 21, 1998.

March 1998: Director's Statement to Congress on the FY 1999 Budget Request
Full text of NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins' prepared testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education and Related Agencies, regarding the President's FY1999 budget request.

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1997

July 1997: Congressional Task Force on Health Records and Genetic Privacy Preventing Genetic Discrimination in Health Insurance
Statement of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Human Genome Research Institute

June 1997: NHGRI Researchers Identify First Gene Associated With Parkinson's Disease RealPlayer icon
Audio of news conference announcing the discovery of a Parkinson's disease gene.

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1996

March 1996: Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee Hearing on NIH Revitalization, Cancer & Genetics
Statement of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.

July 1996: Advances in Genetics Research and Technologies: Challenges for Public Policy
Statement of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

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1995

September 1995: Senate Cancer Coalition Hearing on Genetic Testing
Statement of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. to the Senate Cancer Coalition.

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Last Reviewed: August 27, 2013