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TED News in the Brief: J. Craig Venter creates biological fax machine, Jack Andraka honored by Vatican, and moreTED News in the Brief: J. Craig Venter creates biological fax machine, Jack Andraka honored by Vatican, and more

Posted By Tedstaff

Over the past week, we’ve noticed a lot of TED-related news items in the ether. Here, some highlights: J. Craig Venter (watch his talks on creating “synthetic life” and sampling the ocean’s DNA) has come up with what The New York Times describes as “a biological fax machine.” Huh? In brief, Venter wants to detect life […]

Q&A

The high schooler who invented a promising test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack AndrakaThe high schooler who invented a promising test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack Andraka

Posted By Brooke Borel

Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The soon-to-be high school junior spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project — a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — won Andraka first place in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As […]

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Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013

Posted By Ben Lillie

Once you dream, you have to do. The speakers in Session 6 have spent their careers giving form to ideas. They are makers, builders, artists and implementers — all with fascinating ideas about what it means to be a creative person. The speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name to read a […]

Health

5 teenage cancer innovators

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Some teenagers spend their free time playing video games. Others dedicate their after-school hours to a job, scooping ice cream or taking movie tickets. Still others play a sport, or are star members of a debate team. And still others spend their free time in a lab, working on ways to prevent, diagnose and treat […]

Q&A

Detecting pancreatic cancer early: Q&A with 15-year-old Jack AndrakaDetecting pancreatic cancer early: Q&A with 15-year-old Jack Andraka

Posted By Ben Lillie

Pancreatic cancer is devastating. Only 5.5% of those diagnosed with the disease survive past five years, because — once it’s diagnosed — it generally has already spread around the body. And that’s where 15-year-old high school student Jack Andraka sees a major opportunity for change. In a spirited talk given at TED@New York — one […]