Announcing Genes in Space 2024 – Design and Launch Your DNA Experiment to Space!

Calling all students in grades 7 through 12: Have you ever wondered how astronauts might survive a deep-space mission or how we might be able to use biology to transform new worlds? If so, Genes in Space is for you

Genes in Space is a science contest that challenges students to design original experiments that use biotechnology to explore the real-life challenges and opportunities of space exploration. The contest is free and does not require equipment. The winning experiment is conducted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station! Submission deadline is April 15th, 2024. Learn more about the contest HERE.

Educators: The Genes in Space contest is a great way to engage students in authentic research. Check out the free tools for bringing modern genetic analysis and space biology into your classroom HERE. Resources include videos, lesson plans, classroom activities, worksheets, and more.

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Genes in Space is a collaboration between miniPCR bio and Boeing with generous support from the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and New England Biolabs, Inc.