xHealth - Aug 21, 2015

IBM’s new Watson Genomics initiative will make it easier to fight cancer. It will now be possible to apply Watson’s data-crunching abilities to sequence the genome of a cancerous tumor and then access the most relevant information in medical literature to recommend a treatment option. The goal: personalized medicine for cancer patients based on their unique genomic profile. Experts say the most important factor will be the faster processing time of DNA insights made possible by Watson.