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IBM Watson Brings Correct Diagnosis To Leukemia Patient After A Misdiagnosis

Many medical conditions, even life-threatening ones, can often be effectively treated if they are caught early and diagnosed correctly. In what one hopes is a glimpse into the future, IBM's Watson computer provided a correct diagnosis and helped save a Leukemia sufferer in Japan. The woman had unfortunately received an incorrect diagnosis several months earlier.
The analytical machine took just 10 minutes to compare the patient's genetic changes with a database of 20 million cancer research papers, delivering an accurate diagnosis and leading to proper treatment that had proven elusive.
Engadget
 

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