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January 8, 2014 11:34 AM Subscribe
"Why biotech whiz kid Jack Andraka is not on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list."
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Forbes science and medicine reporter Matthew Herper
sends out Andraka's draft paper on his cancer diagnostic test to scientific experts, who find the results do not match the breathless excitement attracted by initial coverage, seen previously on MetaFilter
From the article:
The consensus: Andraka’s sensor is a probably a publishable piece of science that could eventually appear in a journal, and was a remarkable achievement for a high school student. But it falls far short of changing science and is only a small step toward developing a workable cancer diagnostic.
Two of Andraka's responses on Twitter:
1. "thanks so much for the article and clearing up some confusion. appreciate judges comments and recommendations."
2. "yes I am not a miracle worker and article was very fair"