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Valley teen a finalist in Google's Science Fair

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A 17 year-old junior living in Scottsdale has been selected as a regional finalist by the Google Science Fair. His invention could help advance cancer research.

Shrey Gupta is just 17 and a junior in high school who loves computers, he has a passion for science and now his hard work is paying off. Gupta has been selected as a regional finalist by the Google Science Fair.

"I submitted my application in May... I actually found out, I think it was June, the end of June and they sent out a little e-mail, oh you've been selected," said Shrey Gupta.

The teen's submission was selected from thousands of others that came in from 120 countries around the world. The project itself is rather complicated, Gupta describes it as a type of app, a search engine if you will for biologists that reveals crucial pathways behind debilitating cancerous diseases.

"The idea is that you have a lot of genetic networks in your body, so these are basically your genes attracted to each other in different ways, and they control everything you do. You're looking at me right now, that requires a certain network. You're listening to me right now, that requires a certain network, when one of these networks go wrong you can wind up with adverse affects, cancer being one of the most dangerous of these," said Gupta.

Gupta is eager to see what the next round of judging will bring, but either way he already feels he's a winner.

The Google Science Fair Winner will be announced on September 22nd. 
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