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How can scientists work with cultural humility?

Coming from a background in science and coming into public health and not ever hearing ‘cultural humility’ in the sciences was very telling for me. Because culture is not something that’s emphasized, it’s not talked about in a relevant way. There have always been very clear barriers present for particular minorities in science. You can
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The Poetry of Science: stick a fork in it.

star-clusters-74052_640It’s difficult not to be inspired by monumental scientific accomplishments. It speaks to the progress of the human species. Whether it’s the sequencing of the human genome or the realization that the fundamental components of the human body were manufactured in the core of stars throughout our galaxy, these seminal works give us a larger glimpse of the real world around us.

The human gene-what? My atoms were made where?

Okay, maybe you’re familiar with the sequencing of the human genome but you may be less familiar knowing that the same atomic particles fabricated in stars scattered throughout the depths of the cosmos constitutes your very existence. How about the reprogramming of differentiated cells? ENCODE? Probably not. This to me isn’t surprising considering these important tour de force works included an array of authors, taking away from the poetic nature of the lone scientist “burning the midnight oil”.
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