Opportunity for students to design DNA experiments that address challenges in space exploration

Students in grades 7 through 12 are asked to solve a real-world challenges in space exploration

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Genes in Space invites students in grades 7 through 12 to design DNA experiments that address challenges in space exploration.

  • Propose a Polymerase Chain Reaction experiment in space
  • Utilize the International Space Station as a testbed for deep space exploration

US competition deadline April 21, 2017

See https://www.genesinspace.org/ for more details

Marie-Elizabeth Barabas

Managing Editor, Springer Nature

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