Machine learning offers hope in fight against antibiotic resistance

Share This article A team from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine has discovered a way to develop antibiotic chemicals by making use of powerful new techniques in machine learning. Turning to one of the most exciting branches of computing science let the team show big data really could be the medical savior many have been predicting, and that it could help even the odds in man’s ongoing fight against the evolution of killer microbes. At any given time in a cell, which genes are being expressed? For a long time, researchers thought answering this question would solve an enormous array of problems in science and medicine. Why wouldn’t it? After all, just sequencing the genome didn’t turn out to be the medical super-cure we were all hoping for — but if we understand when those sequences…


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