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Icaptur4e Center, IBM in Deal to Create Knowledge Base

NEW YORK, March 26 - A partnership between Vancouver, Canada-based medical researchers and IBM, announced today, will create an information system to probe genetic questions on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.


The iCaptur4e Research Center, a partnership of St. Paul's Hospital, the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center, and the University of British Columbia, will collaborate with IBM to create an information technology system they are calling the iQ Engine. The system will help researchers relate the genetic susceptibility of patients with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases to a variety of environmental influences -- from culture and socioeconomic status, to second-hand smoke, allergens, and pollution, according to a statement.


Researchers will use the system to access and analyze genomic and clinical information.


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