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IBM’s Watson health analysis engine powers DNA-based app

IBM have teamed up with San Diego-based genetics testing company Pathway Genomics to produce an app that will give you personalised day-to-day medical advice based on your sequenced DNA. The program, called Pathway Panorama, will make use of IBM’s Watson a cognitive computing system. The app will permit users who have provided it with their sequenced genome… Read More

FDA investigates 24 potentially lethal IoT medical devices

In the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations to manufacturers to strengthen security on medical devices, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched an investigation into 24 cases of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in hospital equipment and ancillary medical devices, according to a new report from Reuters. The technologies being investigated by the DHS… Read More

Ebola: Big data and social networks may hold potential to curbing epidemic

Head of the UN Ebola mission, Anthony Banbury, has warned that the world is slipping behind in the race to contain the epidemic, with deaths exceeding 9,000 last week and thousands of new cases predicted by December, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). “It is running faster than us, and it is winning the race,”… Read More