Field Museum to Unveil New Addition to DNA Exhibit Focusing on Shark Sex

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Shark Week. To celebrate, The Field Museum is announcing a “jawesome” (forgive us) upcoming addition to its permanent exhibition, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice DNA Discovery Center. Several new displays and a video exploring the work that Field Museum scientists do with shark sex and DNA will join the pre-existing exhibit, which features windows offering a glimpse of real scientists working in the Museum’s Prtizker DNA Laboratory. The revamped DNA Discovery Center will open to the public on July 29 and will be free with basic admission to the Museum. Field Museum scientist Kevin Feldheim studies shark genetics, which means that he finds out a lot about the weird world of shark sex along the way—from “virgin birth” to cannibalistic shark embryos. Visitors to the DNA Discovery Center will be able to learn all about Feldheim’s work and even interact with him and his fellow scientists during daily Q&A sessions every weekday from 11-12.

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