Biotechnologist for a Week: SummerLab Challenges Teens with a Passion for Science

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August 7th, 2013

Original article from: BU Today, posted on August 5, 2013. By Amy Laskowski. Video by Erik Duda

In the video above, participants in BU’s SummerLab program imagine they are employees in the research department of a biotechnology company.

Most 16-year-olds’ appreciation of jellyfish is colored by the creature’s tendency to sting anything it comes in contact with, but a group of area high school students got over that this summer when they learned that a protein derived from jellyfish enables researchers to see processes that were previously invisible, such as the development of nerve cells in a brain or the spread of cancer from cell to cell.

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