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Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

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Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM by AlexMuller

Calico, a company focused on aging research and therapeutics, announced that Daphne Koller, Ph.D., is joining the company as Chief Computing Officer. In this newly created position, Dr. Koller will lead the company’s computational biology efforts.

 

She will build a team focused on developing powerful computational and machine learning tools for analyzing biological and medical data sets.

 

She and her team will work closely with the biological scientists at Calico to design experiments and construct data sets that could provide a deeper understanding into the science of longevity and support the development of new interventions to extend healthy lifespan.

 

Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging. Large scale mouse aging genetics study
 
Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a nonprofit biomedical research institution, and Calico, a company focused on aging research and therapeutics, today announced a multi-year collaboration focused on applying mouse genetics to the study of aging.
 
Millions of public family trees and over one million genetic samples. AncestryDNA and Calico will work together to analyze and investigate the role of genetics and its influences in families experiencing unusual longevity using Ancestry’s proprietary databases, tools and algorithms. Calico will then focus its efforts to develop and commercialize any potential therapeutics that emerge from the analysis.
 
Together, they will evaluate anonymized data from millions of public family trees and a growing database of over one million genetic samples.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-08-26
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Collaboration between Calico and JAX, together with emphasise on cutting edge computational biology is promising a lot of excitement and hopefully some important new findings that can help understand ageing
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-08-26
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Yes, more relevant knowledge is the first step. Calico is however already aiming to translate this knowledge into treatments, also very exciting Reply
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