Artificial Intelligence and bioinformatics applications in precision medicine and future implications


Applied Engineering and Technology

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Applied Engineering and Technology

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and bioinformatics have emerged as key technologies for advancing precision medicine. Many tools of AI and bioinformatics have been applied in healthcare that would be of great value to advance the goals of precision medicine. AI is a branch of computer science that deals with the automation of intelligent behavior. Bioinformatics is a field of study that combines biology, computer science, and statistics to analyze and interpret biologic data. The latter involves the development and application of computational methods and tools for storing, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting biologic information, including genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data. AI and bioinformatics are well-positioned to help tailor medical decisions and treatments at the individual and population levels. Some of those applications and the multidisciplinary implications are presented in this chapter.

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Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences