2022 AMI Online Salon

Crispy Hair Salon

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Odelia Cheng
  • Other Contributors:  Soyoung Kwon, Aven Jones
    Client:  Project for class
  • Copyright:  Odelia Cheng, Aven Jones, Soyoung Kwon, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Unity
  • Final presentation format: Application recorded in video
  • Primary Audience: high school students and up

Project Description

The CRISPY Hair Salon is a mini-game based on a popular genome editing technology:  CRISPR-Cas9 system. The clients will visit the hair salon, asking for a new hairstyle. The player will be asked to control the sgRNA to collect 20 base pairs that are complementary to the target gene in order to “cut” the correct region in the client’s DNA sequence, genetically modifying the client’s hair. The target audience for the game is high school students and above and will educate them on DNA/RNA nucleotides, base pair matching, basic mechanism of CRISPR-Cas9, and how to design an sgRNA. The game is expected to be played on a desktop.