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The Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning

Insoo Hyun, PhD

The Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning aims to educate the public in Boston and beyond on rapid advancements in the life sciences, and to leverage the tremendous talent and knowledge that exists in the Boston life sciences ecosystem.  

It is the first of five centers under the Museum’s Boston Science Common initiative, which will transform the Museum into Boston’s hub for public science learning, where everyone will be able to access trustworthy and accurate science information. Future topics covered by the centers may include the environment, data science and AI, sustainability, technology and engineering, and Earth and space.

The Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning delivers science at the pace of change through public forums, events, exhibits, citizen science projects, and digital programming on life sciences issues such as vaccinations and genetic engineering, as well as building partnerships with government, industry, academia, and the public.

With so many breakthroughs in the life sciences forging ahead, it is imperative to foster open and inclusive lines of communication among researchers, industry leaders, government, and members of the public, and to do so in a meaningful, inclusive, and bidirectional manner. Progress in the life sciences must proceed responsibly and be shaped by the values we share in promoting human and ecological well-being.

For more information about the Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning, please contact CLSPL@mos.org.


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In recent weeks, public health experts have been investigating an outbreak of Monkeypox in countries where the disease is typically not found. As of June 1, 2022, the CDC is reporting 19 cases in the U.S. Thank you to Dr. Sari Sanchez from the Boston Public Health Commission for visiting the Museum to discuss the Monkeypox outbreak around the world and share how we can safeguard ourselves against this disease here at home.



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