2018 BioGenius Challenge

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On May 24, 2018, Aayushi Patel, class of 2019, competed in the BioGenius Challenge at Harrisburg University. Patel was selected to compete in the competition based on her performance at the Capital Area Science & Engineering Fair (CASEF) in March. Her project, “Mutation Correlation: Developing a Mathematical Model Using Breast Cancer Databases,” aimed to determine if cancer patient tumor size is dependent on the presence of a mutation in the gene known as p53. She also aimed to determine if a mutation in p53 affects survival rate in cancer patients as well. Aayushi was awarded an Honorable Mention at the BioGenius Challenge. This was Aayushi’s third appearance as a high school student at CASEF and fifth appearance overall.

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