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Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute Looks for Genetic Insights in the Family Tree

Date Added: Nov 2009
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Italy's Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute sought stronger tools to study the genetic underpinnings of rare hereditary bone diseases. Rizzoli engaged IBM Research to develop a first-of-a-kind pedigree analytics platform that integrates genomic data, medical images and family history into a powerful research tool. More effective treatments for hereditary diseases through more targeted protocols; more accurate determination of hereditary disease risks; more informed basis for disease screening, enabling fewer unnecessary tests, thus reducing costs.