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Genes in Space 2015 Winner Launches miniPCR to Space (video)

In 2015, 17-year-old Anna-Sophia Boguraev from Bedford, New York, won the inaugural Genes in Space competition. Boguraev’s experiment arrived at the International Space Station April 10, 2016, following an April 8 launch from Kennedy Space Center. Check out the video for more on Anna-Sophia’s story and the role of miniPCR, the first PCR cycler in space. […]


Genes in Space Student Experiment Headed to International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Anna-Sophia Boguraev’s (17) winning Genes in Space student experiment is scheduled for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 8th from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) inFlorida aboard NASA’s Cargo Resupply Services flight (CRS-8). Her experiment will assess if changes in DNA can be detected […]


Genes in Space and miniPCR Webinar

This webinar was offered by The Biotechnology Center of Excellence on Jan 27th 2016, and can be accessed from their website Genes in Space & miniPCRTM The science of DNA has enhanced our society in unprecedented ways; it has been used to improve crops and help feed a hungry world, solve crimes with unparalleled accuracy, and […]


“Genes in Space was a life changing experience”

Our team at miniPCR is excited to bring science into the hands of youth. We are passionate about translating complex concepts into hands-on experiences. Our hope is that, once equipped with tools and experiential opportunities, the younger generation of scientists will create a reality that is beyond our imagination. We were excited to launch the […]


Congratulations Anna-Sophia Boguraev, Genes in Space 2015 Winner

Student DNA Experiment Selected as Winner of Genes in Space Science Competition Experiment to be performed aboard International Space Station   Boston, MA, July 8th, 2015. Boeing, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Math for America (MfA), and miniPCR named Anna-Sophia Boguraev from Bedford, NY, the winner in the first ever Genes […]


Congratulations Genes in Space Finalists!

  Five Student Teams Selected as Finalists for  International Space Station Science Competition Winning Genes in Space DNA experiment to be performed aboard ISS New York, NY, June 1, 2015. Boeing, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Math for America (MƒA), and miniPCR named five finalists in the first ever Genes in […]


miniPCR, MƒA Launch Genes in Space Competition for Students Nationwide

Winning team will have DNA experiments performed aboard the International Space Station Cambridge, MA (March 19, 2015) — Today, miniPCR and Math for America (MƒA) announced Genes in Space, an innovation challenge that invites teachers and students in grades 7 through 12 across the nation to design a pioneering DNA experiment for space. Participants are […]


‘Genes in Space’ Winning High School Team Launches CRISPR Gene Editing Experiment to International Space Station

Research could help protect astronauts from radiation damage on long missions to deep space  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (May 3, 2019) – The winners of the 2018 Genes in Space competition, Aarthi Vijayakumar, 17, Michelle Sung, 17, Rebecca Li, 17, and David Li, 18, of Minnesota, will see their DNA experiment launch to the International Space Station (ISS) […]


High School Students Launch ‘Genes in Space’ Experiments to International Space Station

Research could lead to DNA-based methods to monitor astronaut health  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 2, 2018) – The winners of the 2017 Genes in Space competition, Sophia Chen, 15, of Washington and Elizabeth Reizis, 15, of New York, will see their DNA experiments launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 2, aboard NASA’s Commercial Resupply […]