Dr. Francis Collins, who became the public face for a watershed science project -- unraveling the human genetic code -- is resigning as the government's gene guru.
Collins, arguably the nation's most influential geneticist, announced Wednesday that he will leave the National Institutes of Health this summer to explore other opportunities.
The folksy geneticist helped translate the complexities of DNA into everyday vernacular, once famously calling the human genome or genetic code the "book of human life." He became a leading advocate for the privacy of genetic information.
But Collins may be better known to laymen for his 2007 best-selling book about his belief in both God and science.
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