[MIT Technology Review] BigDataFr recommends: Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

genomeBigDataFr recommends: Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

[…] Almost 15 years after scientists first sequenced the human genome, making sense of the enormous amount of data that encodes human life remains a formidable challenge. But it is also precisely the sort of problem that machine learning excels at.

On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses the latest AI techniques to build a more accurate picture of a person’s genome from sequencing data.

DeepVariant helps turn high-throughput sequencing readouts into a picture of a full genome. It automatically identifies small insertion and deletion mutations and single-base-pair mutations in sequencing data.

High-throughput sequencing became widely available in the 2000s and has made genome sequencing more accessible. But the data produced using such systems has offered only a limited, error-prone snapshot of a full genome. […]

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By Will Knight
Source: https://www.technologyreview.com

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