Saturday, June 30, 2018

AI-Driven 3D Cell Modeling: “Closest Thing I’ve Ever Seen in Science to Magic”

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Cell Science, a Seattle research group founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, have created the first predictive 3D model of a live human cell. Using the model, scientists can digitally visualize and even manipulate cell behavior on a computer screen. Called the Allen Integrated Cell, the model is the result of deep learning training with tens of thousands of high-quality cell images. It’s able to identify subcellular structures and project a 3D, multilayered image of a cell that shows how all its components interact simultaneously — something that has never been visualized in this way before.