Halfon Using Machine Learning to Interpret Mosquito Genome

Updated September 19, 2016

UB scientists are using machine learning to identify important sequences of DNA within the mosquito genome that regulates how the insect’s cells develop and behave.

“Mosquitoes are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Although we know the sequence of the mosquito genome, we have little functional information about what much of that genome sequence does,” said Marc S. Halfon, PhD, professor of biochemistry.