Question 2: Second Place


Won Ryan Lee’s essay, titled “From Genes to Symphony,” illustrates the complexity of genetic and protein interactions by comparing them to musicians from different instrumental sections performing together in a philharmonic orchestra. Won writes that height will not be predictable for aspiring basketball stars and supermodels in the near future because "The determinist view has been repudiated in the debate between nature and nurture. Instead, an intricate web of interactions has emerged, with the complexity of an orchestral performance."