Vatican honors 16-year-old science prodigy

11/21/2013 | Advocate.com · WBAL-AM (Baltimore)

Jack Andraka of Maryland received the Vatican's International Giuseppe Sciacca Award last weekend in recognition of his early-detection test for pancreatic cancer. Andraka, who is gay, is working with biotechnology firms to market the test, which could advance treatment for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. "It's really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist," Andraka said on Saturday. "It just shows how much the world has grown to accept people that are gay and are LGBT."

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