Nathan Hall Posted almost 2 years ago Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager Mr Ali, I think we can all be thankful for the intelligence you provide. Great ideas need great critics to fast-track the failures that are necessary to get to the successes. Seems highly unlikely that he is lying but even here, paramount is to keep an open mind, as you do. This is one case where it's clear you are, as you say to begin, not trying to rain on his parade; you are trying to help him. Because you know your stuff. If he's accomplished what you say he has, that in itself is no small thing. I reckon you should give this patently brilliant young man a job! Or at least enter into consultation with him. Good stuff. Thumbs up from me.