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(VIDEO) U.S. Teen Invents Advanced Cancer Test Using Google

(VIDEO) U.S. Teen Invents Advanced Cancer Test Using Google

20 August 2012 Last updated at 19:34 ET

Fifteen-year-old high school student Jack Andraka likes to kayak and watch the US television show Glee.

And when time permits, he also likes to do advanced research in one of the most respected cancer laboratories in the world.

Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster and considerably cheaper than the gold standard in the field. He has applied for a patent for his test and is now carrying out further research at Johns Hopkins University in the US city of Baltimore.

And he did it by using Google.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19291258



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