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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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Sharing personal health information can never be risk-free, but it can be low-risk

The growing use of electronic medical records, electronic insurance claims, and other medical software systems is generating massive volumes of personal health information. While the primary purpose of capturing this information is to provide patient care, researchers have a voracious appetite for...

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The NIH, in pursuit of precision medicine, tries to avoid ghosts of its past

The National Institutes of Health is preparing to recruit 1 million volunteers for one of its most significant research projects in years, one meant to develop personalized medical treatments.  As it does so, officials are trying to dodge the ghosts of a similarly ambitious research initiative, one...

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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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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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