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Ovia Dushyanthan

Bridgewater-Raritan Middle SchoolClass of 2026Bridgewater, NJ


Hello! My name is Ovia and my Polygence project is on mutations in DNA and how it affects the brain.


  • "How do mutations affect the brain?" with mentor Benjamin (Feb. 14, 2023)

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How do mutations affect the brain?

Started July 22, 2022

Abstract or project description

My project will be about DNA and mutations in the brain. I think I’ll be researching how mutations tend to occur in the cell process, the effects of it in DNA, and how mutations can alter different functions in the brain. I’ll also be researching various genetic brain disorders that people can have due to a mutation. How do mutations occur? What’s the process of a mutation affecting a body? What brain disorders happen because of mutations? What is being done to help with these brain disorders/diseases?