Teen’s cancer research scores big at Intel ISEF competition

By analyzing public databases of cancer mutations, a freshman claims Intel ISEF’s top prize

By Sid Perkins, 18:22 PM May 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — An innovative statistical analysis of cancer-promoting genes could provide a new roadmap for scientists studying the disease. The technique, which could be applied to other genes as well, earned a 15-year-old researcher the top prize — and $75,000 — here, this week, at the world’s premier high-school science and engineering competition.

Nathan Han of Boston Latin School in Boston, Mass., claimed first prize at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, or ISEF....

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