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Publication announcement: New Genes in Space Study in PLOS ONE

Genes in Space research has been published, again! The experiment designed by Alia Almansoori, winner of the first international Genes in Space Contest, was published today in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. Harvard scientist Dr. Tessa Montague and the Genes in Space team mentored Alia through the design, execution, and interpretation of her experiment. In addition to watching […]


Genes in Space 3 mission sequences microbes in space

Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration, and the Genes in Space-3 team turned that possibility into a reality this year when it completed the first-ever sample-to-sequence […]


Genes in Space gives opportunity to student scientists across borders

15-year-old Alia Almansoori, who attends Al Mawakeb School Al Barsha in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was a winner of the Genes in Space UAE student scientist competition. “It’s a big thing to dream about… I’m only 15 & I’m sending my experiment to space, so … there’s no impossible!” Learn more about the Genes in […]


miniPCR and Partners Announce Two Winners in Genes in Space STEM Competition

Genes in Space Names Two Winners in Unprecedented Tie DNA analysis experiments to be performed aboard International Space Station Washington, D.C., July 20th, 2017 – Genes in SpaceTM named two winners of its third US competition. In an unprecedented tie, Sophia Chen from Washington and Elizabeth Reizis from New York will both have their experiments performed aboard the International […]


miniPCR and partners help launch Genes in Space teen experiment to space

Julian Rubinfien,16, winner of the 2016 Genes in Space competition, watched his DNA experiments launch to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center, Fla, on cargo resupply mission OA-7. Watch Julian’s emotions when the rocket launches and hear miniPCR co-founder Sebastian Kraves explain the significance of Julian’s achievement. miniPCR is a proud founding partner […]


Watch Julian discuss his winning Genes in Space experiment at NASA press conference

Watch 2016 Genes in Space™ winner, Julian Rubinfien, explain his experiment at NASA’s What’s On Board press conference, with an introduction by miniPCR™ and Genes in Space™ co-founder Sebastian Kraves. Julian’s experiments will enable studies of telomeric DNA sequences on orbit and they were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 18th from Kennedy Space Center, Fla, […]


Genes in Space Experiment Launches to International Space Station

Research could uncover new information about accelerated aging in space KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 17, 2017) /PRNewswire/ — Julian Rubinfien (16), winner of the Genes in Space competition and a junior at Stuyvesant High School, NY, will launch his DNA experiments to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 18th from Kennedy Space Center, […]


Genes in Space experiment headed to Kennedy Space Center

2016 US Genes in Space winner, Julian Rubinfien’s, experiment is headed to Kennedy Space Center. Next stop – space! Zeke Alvarez-Saavedra, miniPCR and Genes in Space co-founder, and Julian’s mentor, Kutay Deniz Atabay, prepared the samples for shipment at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, MA. Julian’s experiment will test if telomere-like DNA can be amplified using […]


Genes in Space Competition Launches

Students Invited to Design DNA Experiment to be Performed aboard the ISS CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Genes in SpaceTM, a competition that fosters creativity, collaboration and critical thinking among young innovators, opened a call for entries today. The competition challenges U.S. students in grades seven through twelve to design DNA analysis experiments […]


miniPCR and partners announce Genes in Space 2016 US Winner

Student Wins Genes in SpaceTM Competition for Study of Aging in Space DNA analysis experiment to be performed aboard International Space Station San Diego, Calif., July 14th, 2016 – Genes in SpaceTM named Julian Rubinfien, a high school student from New York, the winner of the second annual Genes in SpaceTM competition. The innovative contest […]