Cool Jobs: Museum science

Samples collected long ago may hold answers to important questions in science and medicine today

By Sharon Oosthoek, 14:16 PM February 27, 2013

This is one in a series on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation.


When deadly virus outbreaks occur, scientists want to know where the disease is coming from and how to stop it. In their search for answers, some will pay a visit to their local museum. They are not trying to take their minds off the outbreak. Instead, they come to sift through the museum’s historic collections, looking for clues that might help...

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