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Get ready: 2022 Genes In Space contest opens January 13

By SpaceRef Editor
January 7, 2022
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  • Get ready: Next contest opens January 13!
  • Quiz: How well do you know the GiS toolkit?
  • Spotlight on Genes in Space alumni
  • New teacher workshop added March 12
  • Genes in Space in the news

Get ready: Next contest opens January 13!

Genes in Space 2022 will kick off on January 13! In the meantime, put on your thinking caps and brush up on contest basics.
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Quiz: How well do you know the GiS toolkit?

To apply to Genes in Space, your proposal has to incorporate tools from the GiS toolkit. Before you put pen to paper, test your knowledge of the toolkit through a new quiz on our website.
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Spotlight on Genes in Space alumni

While carrying out research on the ISS means conducting groundbreaking science, our proudest achievement is in working with the bright and curious students who participate in our program. This spring, we’re spotlighting our outstanding alumni, including:

New teacher workshop added March 12

At Genes in Space remote workshops, teachers can take part in a hands-on demo of BioBits and the P51 Fluorescence Viewer — two parts of the Genes in Space toolkit. Participants will receive an experiment kit that’s theirs to keep, with materials that can be brought back to the classroom!

Space is available in the following sessions:

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Genes in Space in the News!


A national science competition inviting 7-12th grade students and teachers to propose a DNA experiment for space. Be a space DNA pioneer!

  • Develop a real-world research proposal
  • Launch your DNA experiment to the International Space Station 
  • Present at the ISS R&D Conference 
  • Receive mentorship from Harvard and MIT PhD scientists
  • Win a miniPCR DNA Discovery System™ for your school, and more

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