Medical equipment giant Philips is taking the initial steps to tackle the emerging molecular medicine market via an early-stage bioinformatics project at its US research facility in Briarcliff, NJ.

Philips researchers will present the first fruits of the effort â€" a genetic algorithm for classifying microarray and proteomic data sets â€" at this week's IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in San Diego.

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