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Genes in Space

by , posted on 2:37 PM, January 8, 2020
A free experimental design competition where students propose research projects to be carried out in space.


If you've ever wondered how astronauts might survive a deep-space mission or how we might use biology to transform new worlds, Genes in Space is for you:

  • Propose an experiment that utilizes molecular biology capabilities aboard the ISS, specifically polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Test your hypothesis in the ultimate lab: The International Space Station

Who can participate?

  • You must live in the USA and be in grades 7-12
  • You can work alone or in a team of up to 4 students
  • You must be available to present at the 2020 ISS R&D Conference in Seattle, August 3-6 (funding for travel provided)

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