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February 25, 2007|By [LORI SEARS]

DNA on display

If you're fascinated by forensic science, you'll want to catch the final day of the exhibit Putting DNA to Work, on view at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. Today is your last chance to explore the hands-on exhibit, which features 15 interactive displays and videos on how the science of DNA is used in everyday life. Visitors can learn how genetically similar humans are to various other life forms, such as chimpanzees, mice, fruit flies and a type of weed. (The answers may be surprising.) Visitors can also learn about the role of DNA in crime scene investigations, learn about DNA and genealogy and more.

The museum, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, is at Sixth and E streets Northwest, Washington. Admission is $3-$5. 888- KOSHLAND or koshland-science.org.

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