Teenage and discovery and fathers influence

I heard about this on ABC news but can't find the link but did found it at CNN: "Teen's discovery could save millions of lives" has a patent based on her research of yogurt interacting with E Coli. Pretty cool for someone who attends a public school. Note that she had access to her father's lab which means he was involved in her life to have her directed to do real science rather than whatever fun she wanted to have. So yet again it's the dad's influence that matters more than any specific schooling. And how much more direct influence do we home educating fathers have with our children?