Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
by tdwyer

Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications, May 28, 2019 9:12 a.m.

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered “junk.” Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these vast stretches of DNA do in fact play critical roles, deciphering these effects on a wide scale has been impossible until now.

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