The Imperative Need to Consider the Bioethics of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

Jihee Yoon University High School, CA Abstract The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is the latest and most controversial gene editing technology available today. It allows for precise editing of DNA, which is also known as the genetic code of the human body. While CRISPR seems to possess great potential to solve genetic mutations, ethicists and researchers still believe this technology should not be applied as of now due to its insufficient experimentation, significant consent limitations, and the […]

Secondary Structure Changes caused by ADAR Protein in the Development of ALS, Leukemia, and Schizophrenia

By Kavya Anjur Metea Valley High School, IL Abstract This experiment compared specific protein sequences affected by the misediting  of  ADAR  which then  resulted in specific misalignments on the protein’s structure and folding. The information was analyzed for relationships between different mutations to help regulate genes and prevent diseases such as ALS, leukemia, and schizophrenia related to the misediting  of the ADAR protein. The sequences of the GluA2 Isoforms, PTPN6 protein, and 5-HT(2C) protein were […]

How Machine Learning and Big Data Will Change the Future of Medicine

Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing many industries and in the coming decades will transform our society as a whole. However, the most extraordinary developments for all of us could come from machine learning structures used in the medical field. By combining the vast amounts of medical patient data with powerful machine learning data-analytics algorithms, the healthcare sector can save thousands of lives and transition from a static to a dynamic and personalized approach for patient […]

On the Development of Q. alba as an Oral Care Product: A Comparison with T. chebula by TLC

Tejas Thvar Mountain View High School, Mountain View, CA Abstract Natural remedies for oral care have been used since ancient times.  The fruit of Terminalia Chebula (T. chebula), a tropical deciduous tree, has been widely used in oral care in tropical countries. In more recent studies the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of T. chebula have been adequately demonstrated. T. chebula, however, grows only in specific locations in South Asia and not easily available in other […]

Report: Stem Cell Research - Science and Policy

Stem Cell Research: Science and Policy Peter A. Kessler 9th Grade, the Lovett School, Atlanta, GA   Abstract Stem cell research represents one of the most polarized biomedical controversies of our time. There are many types of stem cells, but the one with the most potential is the embryonic stem (ES) cell. Such cells are derived from human embryos, and are undifferentiated, unlike other specialized cells in the human body. ES are pluripotent, as they […]