by Chris Black
If there is anyone I trust to genetically engineer humans, it’s Google.
I’m sure nothing can go wrong here.
Uncovering the causes of disease is one of the greatest challenges in genetics. 🧬
To help advance this, we created AlphaMissense: an AI model classifying missense variants – or genetic changes affecting proteins.
— Google DeepMind (@GoogleDeepMind) September 19, 2023
All of this was “predicted” almost 20 years ago. Why does Hollywood always tell us what they have planned for us?
Scientists at Google DeepMind have built an artificial intelligence program that can predict whether millions of genetic mutations are either harmless or likely to cause disease, in an effort to speed up research and the diagnosis of rare disorders.
The program makes predictions about so-called missense mutations, where a single letter is misspelt in the DNA code. Such mutations are often harmless but they can disrupt how proteins work and cause diseases from cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anaemia to cancer and problems with brain development.