IBM Corp. is working with researchers at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy, to develop an information system to aid in the treatment and research of rare genetic skeletal diseases.

The BioMedical Imaging Management Solution, called BioMIMS, will integrate images, phenotype and genetic data, and other types of medical information, according to the Armonk, N.Y.-based vendor. This will enable advanced analytics on family trees that the system creates to correlate between patients who show similar signs of the same disease.

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