IBM's Watson supercomputer discovers 5 new genes linked to ALS

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You may have heard that IBM's supercomputer, Watson, competed on Jeopardy! and is now being used to solve everything from business problems to diagnosing cancer. Today, we were thrilled to hear the latest Watson news: Working with a team at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, headed by Dr. Robert Bowser, Watson helped researchers discover 5 new ALS genes. The Barrow researchers are excited about Watson's future potential for further neuroscience work, and so are we!

Watch IBM's new video below, and read more about the announcement here.

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