NEW YORK, March 26 - The Mayo Clinic is pursuing collaborations with genomic tool and technology companies to help it fulfill an ambitious plan of creating a comprehensive gene-based patient-data library, a Mayo spokesman told GenomeWeb on Tuesday.

The Clinic's ultimate intent, which has already signed on IBM as a partner, is to create a massive catalog of genomic data that might eventually become the health-care behemoth's home-grown entree into personalized medicine.

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