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

Researchers from MSKCC reported today in JAMA that of 1,040 cancer patients referred for germline mutation testing, 18 percent had actionable variants.

This small, for-profit Dutch company has been a driving force behind freeing cBioPortal from Memorial Sloan Kettering, as well as continued development of the software.

Though researchers highlighted their goal of using the method to move toward a test to detect early cancers, their current data speaks only to the method's performance in late-stage cancer patients.

Philips has teamed with Illumina and Intermountain Healthcare's Navican on informatics for precision medicine and signed a genome analytics deal with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The company hopes to raise funding this summer and has been conducting pilots with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

In Nature this week: variability in iPSCs, the silver birch, and more.

More than a third of the first 10,000 patients receiving MSK-IMPACT harbored actionable mutations, and 11 percent of the first 5,000 enrolled in a clinical trial. 

The amount of cancer data being generated is driving researchers to develop artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning methods to help them keep up.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.