Using deep learning and artificial intelligence to map the genome and predict disease

July 22, 2015

Deep Genomics, a fresh new University of Toronto spinout, is combining deep machine learning techniques with artificial intelligence to study the human genome... “We use machine learning to try to mimic the way in which the cell works – and predict whether a person will get a disease or not,” CEO Brendan Frey said in a phone interview. And he describes it as “something akin to a Google search engine for genomics.”

This could make Deep Genomics a tantalizing new player in precision medicine...