Microsoft beat Google to the punch yesterday by launching HealthVault, a web site to freely track public health records. They’ve already partnered with several large hospitals, health organizations and health care companies, including Pfizer, writes the New York Times article.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

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