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Aahana Dash

Class of 2024Westminster, Colorado


Hello! My name is Aahana and I am a 12th grader located in Denver, Colorado. My project is on cardiology and gene editing to reduce risks of heart disease.


  • "CRISPR/cas 9 applications in cardiology" with mentor Gaurav (Aug. 23, 2023)

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CRISPR/cas 9 applications in cardiology

Started Feb. 3, 2023

Abstract or project description

Crispr-cas 9 is a gene editing tool that can be used to treat genetic mutations and associated diseases through DNA modification. This technology has the potential to improve patient outcomes in those with cardiovascular diseases including hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction and hypertension. Although Crispr-cas9 experiments have been done in animal studies, its utility in humans has not been well established. The purpose of this manuscript is to evaluate the applications of Crispr-cas9 in cardiovascular disease and discuss its future use. We will also comment on the ethical considerations and safety concerns of this technology.