Computer rendering of DNA double helix

USC Dornsife researchers are using AI to gain a deeper look at the genetic code. (Image source: iStock.)

AI Sheds New Light on the ‘Code of Life’

USC Dornsife researchers employ artificial intelligence to unveil the intricate world of DNA structure and chemistry, enabling unprecedented insights into gene regulation and disease.
ByDarrin S. Joy

While ChatGPT, Bard and other artificial intelligence tools keep writers, teachers and fans of the Terminatormovie franchise up at night worrying about various apocalyptic scenarios, another use of AI offers more hopeful outcomes.

Researchers at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences are using AI and other computational methods to redefine how scientists view DNA and give a clearer, more all-encompassing perspective on the “code of life.”

The knowledge revealed promises to transform scientific fields ranging from cancer research to drug design to sustainability.

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