Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Francis Collins - NIH Director, Rock Star

Dr. Francis Collins - Director of the National Institutes of Health, started his TEDMED talk about pursuing cures of rare or challenging diseases with a song--"Let's Knock Out Disease." It was a fun blues riff with catchy lyrics about how it doesn't matter where you come from or your status or station in life--disease doesn't care... so let's knock out disease.

Even cooler than his song was his guitar -- wish I had snapped a picture of it, but the mother of pearl inlay was a two wispy lines down the middle of the fretboard that formed a double helix.

Oh, yeah, his talk was awesome too...

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