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Oct 19, 2016

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Christina

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The Cure for Cancer Is Data—Mountains of Data

A FEW YEARS ago Eric Schadt met a woman who had cancer. It was an aggressive form of colon cancer that had come on quickly and metastasized to her liver. She was a young war widow from Mississippi, the mother of two girls she was raising alone, and she had only the health care that her husband’s...

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A Med School Teaches Science And Data Mining

Medicine, meet Big Data.  For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the individual patient.  But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced. “That’s how we make...

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Helix, a New Gene Sequencing Venture, Aims to Create Digital Hub for Genomics

One of the top providers of gene-sequencing technology, Illumina, is teaming up with investors in hopes of buttressing the growing universe of genetic analysis businesses. Illumina and the investment firms Warburg Pincus and Sutter Hill Ventures plan to announce on Tuesday that they have created a...

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Jul 24, 2015

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Deirdre

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Doctors Plan Database On Cancer Drugs, Showing Effectiveness And Cost

A group of cancer doctors is trying to create a database on cancer drugs. It would give a score for each drug, reflecting how well the drug works. It would also list how much the drug costs.  Listen to the story

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Jun 15, 2015

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Maggie

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Database May Help Identify Veterans on the Edge

Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health have developed a database they say can identify veterans with a high likelihood of suicide, in much the same way consumer data is used to predict shopping habits.

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IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data

IBM is taking its Watson artificial-intelligence technology into health care in a big way with industry partners, a pair of acquisitions and an ambitious agenda.

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Feb 25, 2015

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Emily

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As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly diagnosis gave me a deadline. No doctor would promise...

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