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Artificial Intelligence helps in the discovery of genes associated with cancer

When we talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) it is probably that a lot of people think of virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa, the loss of employment due to the automation of tasks, and even in its use in the financial sector. However, nowadays the AI es being developed in a large number of areas.

In this context, where technology is a trend, scientists from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have developed a new method, in which due to AI 63 new genes related to cancer can be identified. Of these 63 genes, 36 of them constitute irregular cell growth.

The research, led by the expert Nataša Pržulj, recently incorporated as leader of the Integrative Computational Biology in Networks group, has used techniques known as machine learning, in order to relate large amounts of data and recreate them in a computational prototype, according to the Intereconomía website. Also, the new method has been applied to reconstruct different types of cancer cells such as breast, prostate, lung and colon, demonstrating in all of them that it is be useful to find new genes that are related to these diseases.

According to the expert, the verification was carried out through gene deactivation experiments followed by cell viability tests and analysis of patient survival data.

What other great uses do you think the AI can be given?

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