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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.

By analyzing EMRs and genomic data, Mendel Health believes its AI platform can identify patients for ongoing trials and help clinicians select treatments.

Not Yet for Watson

Stat News reports that IBM's Watson for Oncology isn't yet living up to its promise.

The newly announced Microbiome Immunity Project seeks to discover links between autoimmune diseases and bacteria in and on the human body.

The collaboration will place T1D in the field of precision medicine, potentially allowing JDRF to identify factors that potentially lead to T1D.

New York Genome Center, Rockefeller University, and IBM researchers combined whole-genome sequencing with Watson to analyze a glioblastoma sample.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

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

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.