AI Reveals Previously Unknown Biology – We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells

AI Reveals Previously Unknown Biology – We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells

Artificial intelligence-based technique reveals previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues to human development and disease. Most human diseases can be traced to malfunctioning parts of a cell — a tumor is able to grow because a gene wasn’t accurately translated into a particular protein or a metabolic disease arises because mitochondria aren’t firing properly, for example. But to understand what parts of a cell can go wrong in a disease, scientists first need to have a complete list of parts. By combining microscopy, biochemistry techniques and artificial intelligence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have taken what they think may turn out to be a significant leap forward in the understanding of human cells. The technique, known as Multi-Scale Integrated Cell …
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