Recently I've dropped my fourth AS subject (computer science), which means I won't be getting an AS in May and in order to 'fill the void' and get an extra qualfication, I want to take up an EPQ. Apparently I can start now and hand it in in November, which I think is a good time frame (please tell me if this isn't true) or I could start in Y13, but I don't like the thought of that.
I definitely want to have a topic on biology/biochemistry, specifically in genetic engineering. I'm very interested in CRISPR-Cas9 but I'm struggling to find a specific title because there's so much to talk about. I was thinking along the lines of 'To what extent could CRIPSR-Cas9 'cure' genetic diseases?' or if it could use 'gene drive' to wipe out mosquitos with malaria, or potentially modify humans and kickstart a different form of evolution, but they all sound too broad (although all very interesting!). I would just like some advice on specific titles.
Also, I'm still slightly confused over how the EPQ is set out. Do I just find a title, research my argument for that title + log it appropriately, write up my findings and give a presentation? Or am I oversimplifying things? I don't know quite where to start.