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Jesse Gelsinger, 18, in an undated family photo
The Why: The Philadelphia Tragedy that Changed Gene Therapy
June 21, 2019
Freelance writer Meir Rinde talks about his recent Distillations article on gene therapy with WHYY’s The Why.
Illustration of periodic table
LiveScience: How Many Chemical Elements Can You Name?
May 31, 2019
Science History Institute survey shows one in five Americans can’t name one.
Museum display of Science and Disability exhibit
WHYY: New Philly Exhibit Celebrates Lives, Contributions of Scientists with Disabilities
May 29, 2019
Research fellow Jessica Martucci talks about the Institute’s new exhibition.
Henry Schaefer, Sangeeta Bhatia, and Frederick Frank
Heritage Day 2019 to Honor Frederick Frank, Henry F. Schaefer III, and Sangeeta Bhatia
May 08, 2019
The Science History Institute’s annual event will offer expanded programming and an up-close look at new collections acquisitions.
Suburban house with electric car in driveway
Mashable: Do Something Good for Earth Day
April 22, 2019
The Institute’s Roger Turner talks about rare earth elements in this article about green technology.
Attendees at our monthly WikiSalon
Technical.ly Philadelphia: Get a Primer on Fact Checking and Digital Literacy from this Wikipedian in Residence
April 19, 2019
The Institute’s monthly program on Wikipedia editing arms people with digital skills. Plus, what does a Wikipedian in residence do all day?
John Sworen headshot
The Chemours Company’s John Sworen to Receive 16th Annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal
April 16, 2019
Technical Fellow to be honored by the Society of Chemical Industry and Science History Institute at Innovation Day.
Chad A. Mirkin to Receive Society of Chemical Industry’s 2019 Perkin Medal
March 14, 2019
SCI will honor the world-renowned chemist and nanoscience expert at a dinner in Philadelphia on September 10, as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day.
Periodic table showing rare earth elements
GreenBiz: Reimagining Rare Earth Elements in a Sacrifice Zone-Free Future
February 06, 2019
Institute fellow Roger Turner talks about the effort to find sustainable rare earth mineral extraction.
Ida Noddack
Nature: Celebrate the Women behind the Periodic Table
January 29, 2019
The Institute’s Brigitte Van Tiggelen is cowriter of this feature spotlighting female researchers who discovered elements and their properties.

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