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Intel Collaborative Cancer Cloud

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On a rather more serious note, Intel also announced a new open source ‘precision medicine’ analytics platform-as-a-service to help the search for cancer cures.

The service aims to make collaboration between different cancer research centres much easier by making it easier to exchange patient genomic, imaging, and clinical data information in a secure and anonymous way.

Key to its aims is to make it easier for personalised genome-based treatments to be found by using big-data analytics techniques to look at large patient data sets as well as reducing the time it takes to map a patient’s genome.

It is also hoped that the same techniques can be used to aid research in other diseases that have a genetic component, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and Autism.

The first parts of initiative will start rolling out to the developer community in the first quarter of next year.