Facial Recognition May Help Identify Genetic Diseases, So Start Snapping Selfies

Image Source | Youtube.com We’re all familiar with facial recognition as an impressive tool in finding criminals. But can this technology actually help diagnose a genetic disease simply by analyzing a person’s facial features? Known as dysmorphology, such an achievement is theoretically possible, but it involves a skill only acquired by extremely experienced medical specialists who have a lifetime of data as their basis for analysis. A new AI software called Face2Gene is now attempting to do this feat. It is developed by the company FDNA. The software works by analyzing images of patients’ faces to arrive at possible diagnoses. The company is hoping that its resulting app, which lets doctors snap an image of a patient and receive a suggested diagnosis, could help transform this field in medicine. According…


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