NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – IBM today announced a collaboration with Coriell Life Sciences and CareKinesis to analyze and store genetic data from elderly patients in an effort to improve and better manage their medication regimens.

Using SoftLayer, an IBM company, the partners are launching an initiative with Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) "to enhance medication safety by better understanding how high-risk individuals respond to specific medications and drug treatments," they said in a statement. PACE cares for about 5,000 seniors.

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