How AI and ingenious apps are changing the face of medical research

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For just a small sample of your saliva and around $100, there are services that will analyse your DNA at more than 700,000 genetic markers. In six to eight weeks, you can find out if you’re 23% Polynesian or 6% Viking, among many other unique characteristics.

It’s reasonable to think that if our genes can tell us where we’ve come from, they can also tell us where we’re headed, especially with regards to our health.

“There’s a sense in which people think precision medicine is all about the gene,” says Professor Enrico Coiera, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University.

Period29 Sep 2019

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  • TitleHow AI and ingenious apps are changing the face of medical research
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNSW Government
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/09/19
    DescriptionFor just a small sample of your saliva and around $100, there are services that will analyse your DNA at more than 700,000 genetic markers. In six to eight weeks, you can find out if you’re 23% Polynesian or 6% Viking, among many other unique characteristics.
    It’s reasonable to think that if our genes can tell us where we’ve come from, they can also tell us where we’re headed, especially with regards to our health.
    “There’s a sense in which people think precision medicine is all about the gene,” says Professor Enrico Coiera, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University.
    URLhttps://www.medicalresearch.nsw.gov.au/ai-and-ingenious-apps-changing-medical-research/
    PersonsEnrico Coiera