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In an extraordinary display of innovation, dedication, and scientific prowess, a talented student from South Korea has catapulted onto the international stage, capturing both the gold medal and special prizes at the prestigious 2023 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. This remarkable achievement not only underscores the student's exceptional skills in synthetic biology but also shines a spotlight on the burgeoning scientific talent emerging from South Korea's high schools.

The iGEM competition, renowned for its rigorous standards and the high caliber of participants it attracts from around the globe, provides a platform for the brightest young minds to tackle real-world problems through the lens of synthetic biology. Competitors are challenged to design, build, and test genetically engineered systems with practical applications, pushing the boundaries of biological research and innovation.

This year's gold medalist from South Korea, whose project has captured the admiration of judges and peers alike, stands as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring scientists worldwide. Their groundbreaking project, which addresses a pressing global issue with ingenuity and scientific acumen, not only earned the top prize but also received special recognition, highlighting the project's significance and the student's exceptional contribution to the field.

As we celebrate this incredible feat, we delve into the journey of this young innovator—exploring the passion, challenges, and relentless pursuit of excellence that propelled them to the pinnacle of the iGEM competition. Join us as we uncover the story behind South Korea's newest science prodigy, whose achievements at the 2023 iGEM competition promise to leave a lasting impact on the world of synthetic biology and beyond.

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In the heart of innovation and the pursuit of knowledge, a young mind from IRISedu has illuminated the path to success, claiming the prestigious Second Award of $2,000 at the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). This monumental achievement not only showcases the student's dedication and brilliance but also underscores IRISedu's commitment to fostering a nurturing environment where young scientists and engineers can thrive and explore the vast realms of their curiosity.

The Regeneron ISEF, a global stage for the most promising young scientists from around the world, is where dreams of a better future take shape through science and engineering. It's a place where innovative ideas are celebrated, and the leaders of tomorrow begin their journey. Our student's project, a groundbreaking endeavor that addresses a critical challenge facing our world, stood out among thousands of entries, embodying the essence of creativity, scientific rigor, and the potential to make a tangible impact on society.

This accolade is a testament to the hard work, resilience, and passion of our student, who spent countless hours researching, experimenting, and refining their project. It's also a reflection of the supportive ecosystem provided by IRISedu—where mentors, educators, and peers collaborate to inspire and challenge one another, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we also look forward to the ripple effect this achievement will have on our community. It serves as an inspiration to fellow students, a source of pride for educators, and a beacon of hope for a world in dire need of solutions to its most pressing problems. This award is not just a recognition of individual brilliance but a reminder of the power of education to change the world.

We invite our readers to join us in congratulating our outstanding student on this remarkable achievement. Let us continue to support and cheer for all the young scientists and engineers at IRISedu as they embark on their journeys, armed with the power of knowledge and the courage to dream big. Here's to the endless possibilities that lie ahead and the innovative solutions that will lead us into a brighter future.

Together, we are not just witnessing history—we are shaping it.

DALLAS, Texas — For the last five years, Seoyun “Matthew” Lee has pricked his fingertips at least once a day to test a drop of blood. If the amount of glucose, a simple sugar, is too high, he must get a shot of insulin to lower it. These daily finger pricks are “really lifestyle-hampering and invasive,” Matthew says. So he developed an alternative — a wearable patch. It turns yellow when glucose levels are too high.

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