Teen Girl Wins Google Science Fair

The 17-year-old built a computer “brain” that can detect breast cancer

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

As Whitney said, the children are our future. And thanks to one Florida teen, the future will be a safer place for women of all ages.

The teen, Brittany Wenger, won the annual Google Science Fair for creating a computer “brain” that can diagnose breast cancer, NBC News reports.

“This is really important because currently the least invasive form of biopsy is actually the least conclusive, so a lot of doctors can’t use them,” Wenger, 17, told the network. “Early detection is really important. And that is what I’m trying to do with my neural network.”

Wenger won $50,000 in scholarships, an internship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. She hopes to see her network in hospitals, she told NBC, and to adapt it for other forms of cancer and medical problems.

We can’t wait to see what she comes up with in college.

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First Published Tue, 2012-07-24 22:47

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