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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Saturday, October 20, 2007
Events: Oct. 29 to Nov. 4
Health/Science-related events in the Boston area this week:
MONDAY, OCT. 29 & TUESDAY, OCT. 30
The Harvard Museum of Natural History will host a lecture by ethnobotanist Michael Balick about the relationship between plants and traditional cultures, and his latest work with indigenous peoples in Belize and Micronesia. At 6 p.m., 26 Oxford St., Cambridge.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will continue its "Family Nights" series with lessons on space observation through telescopes. At 7 p.m., 60 Garden St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-7461.
The Museum of Science will host a discussion about the anthropological applications of DNA analysis. At 7 p.m. Costs are $30 or members, $35 for nonmembers.
The ALS Therapy Development Institute will host a leadership summit at the Museum of Science to discuss the treatments for the disease that killed Lou Gehrig. At 9 a.m. Call 617-441-7209.