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Video Contest Winners

Spring 2021

young students smiling at the camera and leaning against a wall

Winners: 16+ years

1st place

Arindam’s fusion protein aims to edit the DNA of affected cells in order to permanently change the mutation caused by Gaucher disease.

2nd place

Glutamine synthetase helps to detoxify brain ammonia and maintain the health of neurotransmitters. Daniyal asks how a recombinant glutamine synthetase could curb aging in humans.

3rd place

These proposed mRNA pills by Katie take advantage of mutations that allow the production of lactase into adulthood.

13-15 years

Honorable mention

Julia asks how chymosin might be engineered to be able to treat peanut allergies safely in the human body.