Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer

Jack Andraka

Courtesy of Smithsonian.com

A Maryland high-school sophomore who reads science journals for fun may have invented a new diagnostic test for a deadly form of cancer.

That’s how the Smithsonian magazine teases its story about Jack Andraka, who won the $75,000 grand prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a freshman this past spring. The story is an insightful profile of a brilliant young innovator and emphasizes the importance of creativity in scientific discovery.

Click here to read the full story and be sure to watch the video, which is embedded below.


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