How IBM’s Entrepreneur of the Year Uses DNA, Watson to Cure Drug-Prescribing Problems

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HOW IBM’S ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR USES DNA, WATSON TO CURE DRUG-PRESCRIBING PROBLEMS

WITH THE HELP OF IBM’S SUPER COMPUTER, CORIELL LIFE SCIENCES COMBS 3 BILLION POINTS OF GENETIC DATA TO TELL DOCTORS WHICH DRUGS ARE GOOD FOR PATIENTS–AND WHICH ARE NOT.

BY LEAH HUNTER

Not all patients are the same.

That idea is at the fast-beating heart of a company that was named IBM’s Global Entrepreneur of the Year at last week’s IBM SmartCamp finals. The New Jersey-based for-profit research group Coriell Life Sciences beat out some 1,200 other startups to claim the honor.

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