IBM's Watson supercomputer has been billed as a means to help physicians sift through oodles of journal articles, patient history data, and more to come up with innovative cancer treatment ideas. But Stat News reports that the program is currently underwhelming.
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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.
A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.
Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.
In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.