Media content pertaining to the business and technologies of Deep Genomics

Meet Deep Genomics, a start-up bringing the power of deep learning to genomics

July 22, 2015

Matt McFarland, Washington Post

With frustration fresh on his mind, Frey knew he wanted to work on genomics. Out of hardship, Frey sought a way to make a positive impact, and his deep learning background would be his secret weapon. “How can I make a difference to the next ...

Toronto startup aims to shake up genome sequencing market

July 22, 2015

Matthew Sherwood, Globe and Mail

A University of Toronto computer scientist known for combining artificial intelligence with big data genomics is launching a company that could create a roadmap for DNA-based therapy. The company, called Deep Genomics, is set to launch on Wednesday.

It will be wading in to the ...

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

April 23, 2015

Alexandra Ossola, Popular Science

Tests on human genes are expensive and controversial, and no one is quite sure whether gene changes will have their desired effect. Now the Canadian startup Deep Genomics claims it has developed a computer program that can play out the different possible effects of genetic ...

Machine Intelligence Cracks Genetic Controls

December 29, 2014

Emily Singer, Wired Magazine

EVERY CELL IN your body reads the same genome, the DNA-encoded instruction set that builds proteins. But your cells couldn’t be more different. Neurons send electrical messages, liver cells break down chemicals, muscle cells move the body. How do cells employ the same basic ...

Machine learning reveals unexpected genetic roots of cancers, autism and other disorders

December 18, 2014

Marit Mitchell, U of T Engineering News

In the decade since the genome was sequenced in 2003, scientists, engineers and doctors have struggled to answer an all-consuming question: Which DNA mutations cause disease? A new computational technique developed at the University of Toronto may now be able to tell us. A Canadian ...

'Deep learning' computers cast new light on DNA

December 18, 2014

Sean Davidson, CBC News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new way to read the human genome, which could answer stubborn questions about how flaws in DNA lead to disease. The team, led by Prof. Brendan Frey, has used "deep learning" computer technology to read the ...

The Dark Corners of Our DNA Hold Clues about Disease

December 18, 2014

 Patchen Barss, Scientific American

The so-called “streetlight effect” has often fettered scientists who study complex hereditary diseases. The term refers to an old joke about a drunk searching for his lost keys under a streetlight. A cop asks, "Are you sure this is where you lost them?" The drunk ...

Unlocking DNA secrets with a Canadian genome search engine

December 18, 2014

Carolyn Abraham, Globe and Mail

Often called the book of life, human DNA has been no easy read for scientists, who face the staggering challenge of figuring out which genetic mutations lead to disease. People carry millions of them in their code, and there has been no efficient way to ...