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New AI method may boost Crohn’s disease insight and improve treatment

October 8, 2019 dna 0
Scientists have developed a computer method that may help improve understanding and treatment of Crohn’s disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract. The study used artificial intelligence to examine genetic signatures of Crohn’s in 111 people. The method revealed previously undiscovered genes linked to the disease, and accurately predicted whether thousands of other people had the disease.
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‘Relaxed’ enzymes may be at the root of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

October 8, 2019 dna 0
Treatments have been hard to pinpoint for a rare neurological disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, in part because so many variations of the condition exist. So far, mutations on more than 90 genes have been positively linked to the disorder; a patient needs just one of those mutations for the disease to emerge. Scientists just moved a step closer to finding a possible root cause.