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Teenager builds DNA test kit

A teenager from Brighouse has been named the UK Young Engineer of the Year. Fred Turner has built his own DNA testing machine to work out why his brother has ginger hair and he does not.

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Teenager builds DNA testing kit and wins award

Fred Turner carrying out an experiment in his lab at home Credit: ITV Calendar

A teenager from Brighouse has been named UK Young Engineer of the Year after building his own DNA testing kit at home. Fred Turner's machine can carry out experiments at a fraction of the cost of existing technology.

Fred Turner (L) and his brother Gus (R) Credit: ITV Calendar

Fred showcased his work at an awards ceremony in London alongside 450 other young people. The 17 year old came up with the idea of building the equipment to find out why his younger brother has ginger hair but his own hair is brown.

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