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Big Blue's IBM Research and Watson divisions are teaming with several national consortia to unlock and share molecular and clinical coronavirus data on HPC platforms.

The findings, published this week in mSystems, could help studies examining the role of microbes in aging and aging-related diseases.

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The Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève is to use IBM's Watson for Genomics to help guide treatment in complex cancer cases, according to Labiotech.eu.

IBM and the Broad Institute will codevelop algorithms to apply artificial intelligence to predict cardiovascular risk from genomic and clinical data.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

Stat News reports that IBM's Watson supercomputer sometimes gives inappropriate cancer treatment advice.

IBM's supercomputing platform will continue to provide AI support to advanced cancer patients at VA medical centers for at least another year.

Genome Medical will use the proceeds of its Series A-1 financing to expand its nationwide footprint, as well as to invest in its telegenomics platform.

The Martinos Center, Envision Genomics, and startup RowAnalytics are building an open precision medicine platform called Giro Health on IBM architecture.

At the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, experts discussed the promise and challenges of genomic and health data, and strategies for taming it.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.