NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – IBM and JDRF have announced a new collaboration to develop and apply machine learning methods to analyze decades of global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and mark factors leading to the onset of T1D in children.

The partners said that the collaboration will create an entry point for T1D in the field of precision medicine, combining JDRF's connections to research teams around the world and its prowess in T1D research with IBM's technical capability and computing power.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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