Seventeen-year-old Shivani Sud, from North Carolina, won the Intel Science Talent Search and its $100,000 scholarship, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Using information publicly available (which included clinical samples), Sud identified genetic markers that predict recurrence of stage II colon cancer. With her model, she can also identify effective ways to treat those particular tumors.

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