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NPR 'Morning Edition 'on Friday reported on the bill. Segment comprises Comments Add Slaughter, Kathy Hudson from the Johns Hopkins University Genetics and Public Policy centers , and Francis Collins, Director of National Human Genome Research Institute (Rovner, 'Morning Edition '.