Seventeen-year-old Eric Chen took home the grand prize at the Google Science Fair. Chen, who will receive a $50,000 scholarship and other goodies, studied novel influenza endonuclease inhibitors for his project, identifying possible leads for new anti-flu therapies, according to his project description.

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