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(This version of the story has been refiled to correct name of USC unit participating in program, in the 12th paragraph) By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use International Business Machines Corp's Watson computer system to choose therapies based on a tumor's genetic fingerprints, the company said on Tuesday, the latest step toward bringing personalized cancer treatments to more patients. Oncology is the first specialty where matching therapy to DNA has improved outcomes for some patients, inspiring the "precision medicine initiative" President Barack Obama announced in January. Watson can do it in minutes and has in its database the findings of scientific papers and clinical trials on particular cancers and potential therapies. Faced with such a data deluge, "the solution is going to be Watson or something like it," said oncologist Norman Sharpless of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when algal toxins have reached dangerous levels in public water systems and do-not-drink warnings might be needed.
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers in Colorado's movie massacre trial painted dueling portraits of gunman James Holmes' sanity on Wednesday as they quizzed his former neuroscience professors on his work, attitude and behavior in class. Just weeks before the rampage, Holmes dropped out of a doctoral program at the graduate school of the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the Denver suburb where the onslaught took place. Two professors who supervised him at the medical school told jurors he was a quiet student who excelled in written work but appeared to lack effort in the lab, was socially awkward, and sometimes used jokes in presentations that fell flat with classmates. Assistant Professor Achim Klug, who oversaw Holmes' first assigned stint in a laboratory, said the defendant would only speak when called on, but that he usually got the answer right.
Elton John forecast Wednesday the end of AIDS in his lifetime -- but only if the United States keeps leading the world in bankrolling its eradication. The British pop music icon and AIDS activist was the star turn at a Senate hearing on future funding for the United States' core global AIDS initiative. "The AIDS epidemic is not over and America's continued leadership is critical," the 68-year-old John warned. "We cannot afford to let the window close if our efforts flag," added the founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised more than $321 million since 1992 for AIDS treatment and prevention.