I’d like you to meet Jack Andraka. It’s a name you will be hearing a lot about–today, tomorrow and in the future.
Jack is a scientist and innovator. And his work on creating a simple test for the identification of pancreatic, lung and ovarian cancer is simply amazing.
Here are some of the facts:
• -His test is 168 times faster than what is currently available.
• -It’s 26,000 times less expensive. That’s not a typo.
• -And it’s potentially almost 100% accurate.
Here’s what makes it even more astonishing:
• -Jack is 15 years old.
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