IBM, New York Genome Center prep Watson prototype

IBM, New York Genome Center prep Watson prototype

Summary: The collaboration, one of many IBM is planning to widen cognitive computing's footprint, will be the first Watson implementation for genomic research.

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The collaboration, one of many IBM is planning to widen cognitive computing's footprint, will be the first Watson implementation for genomic research.

Under the partnership:

  • The two groups will conduct a joint research study to develop care for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
  • Examine DNA-based treatment options by using Watson to correlate data from genome sequencing to journals, studies and records.
  • Identify patterns in genome sequencing and medical data.
  • Refine Watson's algorithms based on the New York Genome Center's data.

Ultimately, IBM wants to use the Watson prototype for a clinical study by the New York Genome Center. The software and analytics tools have been under development for the past decade at IBM Research's Computational Biology Center.

The New York Genome Center specializes in experimental design, genome sequencing, bioinformatics and the computing and data storage infrastructure to crunch the data.

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Topics: Big Data, Health, IBM

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    Watsons are a marvel.. fast forward a decade or two to a time when such technology is ubiquitous. I started studying computer science at a time when a cray supercomputer was a marvel. Now elementary school kids have more computing power in their phones. Watson is beginning of a new computing revolution that is just beginning
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