Berg brings artificial intelligence to 100000 Genomes Project

Private US biotech Berg is bringing its artificial intelligence technology to the UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project, in order to help analyse massive datasets relating to patients and cell biology.   In an unprecedented move, the 100,000 Genomes Project plans to collect and analyse the DNA of 100,000 people in the UK and hook this with information contained in NHS records, to identify the genetic factors behind various rare diseases and six common cancers.   The Boston-based group is joining the linked GENE Consortium (Genomics Network for Enterprises Consortium), which is overseeing a year-long trial that aims to identify the most effective and secure way of bringing industry expertise into the Project, providing a platform for future work on the development of new drugs using anonymised data.   Berg intends to…


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