IBM doesn’t refer to its newest life science initiative as “information-based medicine” for nothing. Speaking at a biotech investors’ conference in New York earlier this month, IBM’s worldwide operations manager for life sciences, Joe Jasinski, quipped that it would be just fine with Big Blue if the term’s acronym —which is (ahem) IBM — happens to find its way into common parlance. After all, his company is planning to provide the IT infrastructure that would make such a vision possible.

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