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Medical Applications of CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies

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.
High School
Quartz Hill High School
Graduation Year

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Project description

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.

Medical Applications of CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies
Project outcome

Nilesh wrote a review paper on the subject.

Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Genetics, Microbiology
Genetics, Microbiology.
Mentor review

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.

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