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Medical Applications of CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies

Project by Polygence alum Nilesh

Medical Applications of CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies

Project's result

Nilesh wrote a review paper on the subject.

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Summary

Nilesh wrote a review paper containing a brief overview of the clinical trials, applications, and challenges involved CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies with several diseases. This included genetic diseases like sickle-cell amenia, Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) and Cancers such as Leukemia and Lung Cancer.

Lucas

Lucas

Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Subjects

Biology

Expertise

Genetics, Microbiology.

Review of mentor

He taught me lots of insightful concepts that I otherwise would not have understood in the slightest. He was very patient and explained all steps and answered questions I might have had. His experience in the field shined and greatly benefited the outcome of the project.

Nilesh

Nilesh

Student

Hello! My name is Nilesh Kumar and my Polygence Project is about the medical applications of CRISPR/Cas9, involving a detailed review of current clinical trials and future directions of the technology. I chose this topic because I've always been fascinated by the idea of genetic engineering and the complexities of molecular biology. The ability to modify a human genome as a potential therapeutic means is incredible! After college, I hope to study medicine or become an entrepreneur.

School

Quartz Hill High School

Graduation Year

2023