Student's Genes in Space Test Looks at Effects of Microgravity on Chromosomes

The experiment, which arrives at the ISS on Saturday, will test a technique to reproduce and analyze telomeres, the DNA-protecting tips of chromosomes.

Published On 04/21/2017
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Astronaut Scott Kelly along with his twin brother, former Astronaut Mark Kelly, at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas . | Robert Markowitz/NASA