communication as well as small-scale and large-scale examples of infrastructure. Chapter 5 examines where friction and momentum might exist within the current paradigm that may affect future science communication goals and approaches. Chapter 6 offers a synthesis of the ideas presented and assembles the components needed—including funding sources, goals, and approaches—to build an infrastructure for public communication of the life sciences.

This publication is a factual summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop authored by rapporteurs. The views contained in the summary are those of the individual workshop participants and do not necessarily represent the views of all workshop participants, the organizing committee, or the National Research Council. The summary does not contain any findings or recommendations about needs and future directions; instead, it focuses instead on issues identified by the speakers and workshop participants.

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