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Artificial Intelligence Helps Detect Subtle Differences in Mutant Worms

August 20, 2012

Hang Lu holding a microfluidic chip Scientists have demonstrated an automated system that uses artificial intelligence and cutting-edge image processing to rapidly examine large numbers of individual nematodes--a species widely used in biological research. Full Story

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