By Uduak Grace Thomas

Life Technologies subsidiary Ion Torrent said this week that it will sponsor the first year of a project to develop a suite of computational tools that could make incorporating patients' genomic information into clinical decisions as easy as using Apple's Siri on the iPhone.

Ion Torrent is providing an undisclosed amount of money for the first year of the project, which is led by Carnegie Mellon University.

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