IBM’s Watson, Medical Professional? New Well being App Makes use of Your DNA

Everybody from Apple to Microsoft is touting the advantages of their well being apps. Pathway Panorama, nevertheless, is the one one to sequence your DNA and make the most of IBM’s Watson — made well-known by its look on "Jeopardy" — to interpret well being questions. How wouldn’t it work? "Say you’ve simply flown from your home on the coast to a metropolis that’s 10,000 ft above sea degree," Michael Nova, chief medical officer of Pathway Genomics, the corporate behind the app, wrote in a weblog publish. "You may need to ask how far you can safely run in your first day after getting off the aircraft — and at what pulse fee do you have to sluggish your jogging tempo." The thought is that Pathway Panorama would be capable of give extremely detailed suggestions based mostly on somebody’s DNA evaluation and private medical historical past, because of Watson’s capacity to interpret human language. There are definitely challenges to launching such an app (convincing individuals handy over that a lot info, authorized points surrounding giving well being recommendation, and so on.), however the firm expects to launch the app by the center of 2015, with clients paying a month-to-month charge for the service.

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— Keith Wagstaff
First revealed November thirteen 2014, 10:fifty eight AM