Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Publication Title
The Telegraph UK
Publication/Creation Date
September 20 2016
Sarah Knapton (creator)
Chris Bishop (contributor)
Antonio Criminisi (contributor)
Jasmin Fisher (contributor)
Andrew Philips (contributor)
Microsoft Research (contributor)
University Of Cambridge (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.

In a dramatic change of direction for the technology giant, the company has assembled a “small army” of the world’s best biologists, programmers and engineers who are tackling cancer as if it were a bug in a computer system.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Entire Body

Date archived
October 22 2017
Last edited
November 22 2018
How to cite this entry
Sarah Knapton . (September 20 2016). "Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells". The Telegraph UK. The Telegraph. Fabric of Digital Life.