Disease Detector

Tufts researchers use artificial intelligence to explain why some cells deviate from normal development—a finding that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment“The artificial intelligence system evolved a pathway that correctly explains all the existing data,” says Michael Levin, with his lab’s clawed frogs. “Best of all, it also made correct predictions on data it had never seen.” Photo: Alonso Nichols Uncle Joe smokes a pack a day, drinks like a fish and lives to a ripe old age. His brother, leading a similar lifestyle, succumbs to cancer at age 55. Why do some individuals develop certain diseases or disorders while others do not? In newly reported research that could help provide answers, scientists at Tufts University and the University of Florida have used artificial intelligence to illuminate fundamental cellular…


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