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Friday, July 9, 2010

Welcome to the Pritzker Lab!

Depending on who you ask, a cool thing about working in the Pritzker Laboratory is that it is an actual exhibit within the Field Museum. It is referred to as the “fishbowl” because part of the lab, named the DNA Discovery Center or DNA Disco for short, is behind glass with an added exhibition for museum visitors.

Visitors are able to see exactly what goes on in the lab. That means you are able to see frustration on an intern's face when they get contamination, or relief when they have finished pipetting 96 samples into a sequencing tray. Similarly, the museum visitors are able to interact with scientists rather than just the occasional wave. Week days between 11 a.m. and 12 a.m., there is “Talk to the Scientist Hour”, where guests are able to ask scientists any questions on their mind.

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