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Teenage Girl Develops Algorithm to diagnose Leukemia

Karl Phillip Buhr (2914225) writes | about a year ago

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Karl Phillip Buhr (2914225) writes "

Brittany Wenger isn't your average high-school senior: She taught the computer how to diagnose leukemia. The 18-year-old student from Sarasota, Fla. built a custom, cloud-based "artificial neural network" to find patterns in genetic expression profiles to diagnose patients with an aggressive form of cancer called mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL). Simply put, this means Wenger taught the computer how to diagnose leukemia by creating a diagnostic tool for doctors to use.

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