Secondary school prizes
Lúa Abad of Escuela Pía Balmes School in Barcelona for “CRISPR molecular scissors to edit DNA”.
14 January 2022
This research project examines CRISPR technology from an observational and creative standpoint. In the project’s observational portion, the author surveys the regulations governing this technology in Spain, Europe, and the world, comparing legal criteria in China, the United States, and Spain. In the second portion of the project, the author proposes a set of regulations to govern the use of CRISPR.
Some of the objectives established by this project are to understand how CRISPR works as a genetic editing tool, its present and potential applications, to analyze some of the main bioethical debates generated by this technique, and to interview experts to gain a deeper understanding of these issues.