IBM’s Watson AI discovered a rare leukemia.


University of Tokyo doctors report that artificial intelligence diagnosed a rare form of leukemia that is drug-resistant. Watson took just 10 minutes to compare the patient’s genetic markers with a database of 20 million cancer research papers to deliver an accurate diagnosis that had proven elusive.

Doctors treat drug-resistant leukemia with ‘gene editing’

Doctors at Britain’s Great Ormond Street Hospital maybe on the cusp of a breakthrough in how genetic diseases our treated. Researchers have successfully implemented a method of editing genes that can seek out and eliminate conditions without the use of drugs. The procedure was used to save the life of a one-year-old with a terminal case of drug-resistant leukemia.

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