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Carnegie Mellon Will Tap Advanced Computer Methods to Help Doctors Make Sense of Their Patients' DNA
January 24th, 2012
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say advanced computational tools will be the key to a new research project that, if successful, could enable doctors to routinely use information extracted from a patient's DNA to diagnose and guide treatment of diseases.
Ion Torrent, a unit of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), is sponsoring the project during its first year, and more funding is expected to come through federal grants and other sources. Robert F. Murphy, director of the Lane Center for Computational Biology in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, will lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers that will collaborate with scientists at the...
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Source: Ivy League Week (2012-01-24)