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IBM takes on drug-resistant cancers

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By: Josh Baxt From: medcitynews.com Computer giant IBM has a side business in the life sciences, and it’s doing interesting work on cancer. In a recent paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), researchers at IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences outlined how new polymers can selectively destroy cancer cells by slicing them open. “They poke a …

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New Watson-powered service aimed at advancing precision cancer treatments

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By: Stephanie Condon From: zdnet.com IBM announced Monday that it’s partnering with Quest Diagnostics to advance precision medicine in the treatment of cancer across the US. With the launch of a new service called IBM Watson Genomics from Quest Diagnostics, the two companies are combining Watson’s cognitive computing power with Quest’s expertise in tumor analysis. The service is also supported …

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IBM’s Watson Enters Market For Analyzing Cancer Genetics

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By: Matthew Herper From: forbes.com Dr. Lukas Wartman is ground zero in the genetic battle against cancer. The assistant director of cancer genomics at Washington University in St. Louis developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia himself. When treatment options ran out, his colleagues looked to his DNA and RNA (the messenger chemical that helps turn DNA into proteins) to try to get …