DNA Analysis in Space Competition Open (Kids Only, Sadly) | GenomeWeb

The next Genes in Space competition is open from now until its April 20th deadline, the contest organizer has announced.

The competition, which is sponsored by miniPCR, Math for America, Boeing, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, and New England Biolabs, asks students to submit their ideas for a space-exploration problem that can be addressed using DNA analysis.

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