January 8th, 2018

Winner Anna-Sophia tells her story behind the recent Genes in Space publication

2015 Genes in Space winner Anna-Sophia Boguraev's experiment was recently published in The Nature Publishing Group peer-reviewed journal npj Microgravity. In this 'Behind the Paper' article, Anna-Sophia tells her story.

Genes (and PCR) in Space! 

When a four year old says they’re going to space, their mother smiles and tells them to clean up their crayons. When a seventeen year old tells their mother that they may be sending an experiment to the ISS and, oh, could you please drive me to Boston next week so I can present this crazy idea about astronauts, their immune systems, and PCR to a panel of space scientists, the reaction’s a little different.

Read the rest of the article on npj Microgravity.