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Indian origin teens win top prizes in science competition

Rishab Jain, Anika Puri, Asmi Kumar and Varun Madan win top awards in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Image: Top left, Rishab Jain; bottom left, Anika Puri; Top right, Asmi Kumar; and bottom left Varun Madan win top awards. Credits: society for science (website)

The winners of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world's largest international high school competition, which was held in Atlanta from May 8 to 13, were recently announced.

Rishab Jain, 17, was one of the top two recipients of the US$50,000 Regeneron Young Scientist Award. Using synthetic DNA engineering, he created an AI-based approach that allows for the quick and cost-effective manufacture of pharmaceuticals such as recombinant COVID-19 vaccines.

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