capturing physiological data to produce actionable genomic insights
DeepGestalt can diagnose genetic conditions based on facial images with a higher accuracy than doctors can. FDNA is a genomics/AI company that aims to “capture, structure and analyze complex human physiological data to produce actionable genomic insights.” They then tested it by seeing how well it could identify faces of people with one particular genetic disorder when they were mixed in with faces of people with several other disorders—a situation a clinician or genetic counselor could very feasibly find herself in. They did two tests of this type, one with Cornelia de Lange syndrome and the other with Angelman syndrome. Both are developmental disorders with cognitive and motor impairments. DeepGestalt achieved accuracies above 90 percent—better than experts, who were closer to 70 or 75 percent accurate.