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IBM's Watson can improve cancer treatment through better gene targeting

20:00 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) IBM's Watson beat real-life contestants on Jeopardy. Now researchers are hoping this icon of artificial intelligence will help people with cancer win as well by providing a rapid, comprehensive report of the genetic mutations at the root of their specific disease and the therapies that target them.

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