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Research Paper Discussing the Use of CRISPR to Target GABA Receptors in Treatment for Depression

Medha
Medha
Medha is a 15 year-old high schooler from Charlotte, NC.
High School
Marvin Ridge High School
Graduation Year
2023
Student review
Sophie was an amazing mentor and I was extremely happy to have a mentor who matched my passion towards the topic. Through this experience I have gained knowledge that will be helpful to me in the future.

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Project description

In Medha's research paper, she explored how the usage of CRISPR technologies could be used as a potential treatment for major depressive disorder. Major depressive disorder affects about 1 in 6 people throughout their lifetime and comes along with detrimental side effects. Her paper discusses the genetics of depression, CRISPR and gene therapies, the ethics of using CRISPR, and the challenges gene therapies present specifically in the brain.

Research Paper Discussing the Use of CRISPR to Target GABA Receptors in Treatment for Depression
Project outcome

Medha wrote a research paper, and she is currently in the process of submitting it to journals.

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Sophie
Sophie
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Subjects
Biology
Expertise
cell and molecular biology, genetics, ethics of gene therapy