Machine learning in the fight against disease

Date: Aug 09, 2016

Technology is no doubt a massive driver of innovation and advancement. There is no clearer example of this than the field of medicine. For those looking at making personal disability claims, new technology can make a difference to your overall well-being by identifying the genetic risk factors that led to disease.

Machine learning decoding disease genomes

Disease can have a major impact on the health and well-being of Australians. From an inability to work to personal disability, the list is a long one. Yet, the future looks bright for people suffering from chronic illness, as technology looks to make a bigger impact on their lives. 

Speaking at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit partner event, Anshul Kundaje, assistant professor of genetics and of computer science at Stanford University said that personalised medicine will be intimately tied to A.I. in the future. 

"It was only in 2003 that we obtained the entire genome sequence – that's 3 billion elements. The effort to decode the genome took 10 years and 3 billion dollars," he said. "But fast-forward to today, there has been a huge revolution in genome decoding. We can now sequence genomes in a matter of days, costing less than $3,000."

What this means is that scientists can much more easily find the genes that trigger or relate to certain diseases, making it more affordable to find cures.

What should I do until then?

Technology is making leaps and bounds in medicine, however, the benefits of this are still a promise of the future. For those suffering from chronic illness today, it is essential to make contact with a compensation lawyer today. 

One way to ensure you have the means to pay for medical bills and the upkeep of your life is through a total or permanent disability claim. Making a claim is not always easy, though, it requires a huger swathe of information, including medical and other records

Through a personal injury lawyer, you can be assured you have the right set of eyes overseeing your case. At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we can couple you with medical professionals as well as review your claim application. 

Alongside this, we also understand that money can be a major obstacle to making personal disability claims. To help you overcome this challenge, we offer a no win no fee guarantee that does away with upfront costs. Instead, our lawyers receive remuneration from your successful settlement – meaning the outcome of your case decides whether they get paid or not.

If you would like to know more about the services we offer, contact a representative of Gerard Malouf and Partners and get your claim off the ground.

Call us now on 1800 004 878 to book a free appointment with one of my compensation experts, or email your enquiry.