Carnegie Mellon University
May 24, 2017

Murphy Collaborates on "Doctor in a Box" Software

Robert F. Murphy, director of the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology, will lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers that will collaborate with scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine and Yale University. The ultimate dream, Murphy said, is to develop what Ion Torrent Founder and CEO Jonathan M. Rothberg dubbed "doctor in a box," software. Doctor-in-a-box would take a patient's DNA sequence and use it to diagnose disease, identify a patient's susceptibility to disease, and predict which therapies might be most effective or cause the fewest side effects. Read more