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Bad Blood,
Bad Science

Distillations Podcast

Episode 6 from the Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race series.

Yellow Fever at the Lazaretto

Saturday, April 1 | 2–4pm

Join us as we explore the disease’s legacy with a lecture and guided tour of America’s first quarantine station. This free event is part of the Institute’s Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race project.
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Drug Discovery

Thursday, March 23 | 1–2pm

Join us online for our final JPS talk of the season, featuring experts on the forefront of how AI is impacting drug discovery.
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Percy Julian and the False Promise of Exceptionalism

Distillations Article

Reflecting on the trailblazing chemist’s fight for dignity and the myths we tell about our scientific heroes. This article is part of the Institute’s Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race project.
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What Does a Scientist Look Like?

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Our oral history collection can help students reframe their images of scientists—and of themselves.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, engineering, and the life sciences.

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