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How ‘digitizing you and me’ could revolutionize medicine. At least in theory

There’s a whole lot of hype around precision medicine.  Proponents — up to and including President Barack Obama — predict a revolution that will bring us medical treatments as precisely tailored as a bespoke suit: Drug doses adjusted to your genome. Chemotherapy customized to your tumor’s DNA....

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Feb 10, 2016

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Deirdre

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Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease

Over the past several years, using some $30 billion in federal stimulus money, doctors and hospitals have been installing electronic health record systems. More than 80 percent of office-based doctors, including me, use some form of E.H.R.

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Jan 11, 2016

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Deirdre

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30-Year-Old Woman Races Time to Find Cure for Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis

For most, turning 17 proves an awakening of sorts. The occasion marks the final year of the carefree trappings of adolescence, placing one squarely on the precipice of adulthood and a world of exhilarating changes.

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Cambridge company launches 'Tinder' for cancer trials

As an employee with genetics company Life Technologies, Martin Naley would receive calls from friends and acquaintances looking for guidance on their cancer.  While he was able to connect them to clinical trials with experimental treatments, or help them understand the genetics of their cancer, he...

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Jun 8, 2015

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Deirdre

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When your genome costs less than your iPhone: The beautiful, terrifying future of DNA sequencing

Mapping the human genome was one of humanity's greatest scientific breakthroughs. Now, the cloud and supercomputing are taking it to new heights, bringing breathtaking and disturbing possibilities.

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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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Mar 9, 2015

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Emily

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On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data

Jeffrey Hammerbacher is a number cruncher — a Harvard math major who went from a job as a Wall Street quant to a key role at Facebook to a founder of a successful data start-up.

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