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AT&T Foundation Gives Mayo Clinic $900K to Expand PGx Data Bank

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The AT&T Foundation has given $900,000 to the Mayo Clinic to expand a data warehouse of patients’ clinical and genomic information, AT&T said today.
 
The Mayo Clinic Life Sciences System, part of a Mayo Clinic collaboration with IBM, is a data warehouse and search engine that currently stores millions of patients' clinical and genomic data and identifies subsets of patients with specific genetic features and medical histories.
 
It is used as a reference for “accurately prescribing medical solutions for other patients with similar genetic profiles and medical backgrounds,” according to AT&T.
 
Mayo Clinic plans to use the funds to increase the MCLSS’s genomic and prescription data capacities and to make this information retrievable by Mayo Clinic scientists.

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