Machine learning?s next frontier: epigenetic drug discovery

Machine learning?s powerful ability to detect patterns in complex data is revolutionizing how we drive, how we diagnose disease and now, how we discover new drugs. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have developed a machine-learning algorithm that gleans information from microscope images?allowing for high-throughput epigenetic drug screens that could unlock new treatments for cancer, heart disease, mental illness and more.