Deep Learning in Medicine: An Introduction and Applications to Next-generation Sequencing and Disease Diagnostics

Updated on June 26, 2018
GOTO Amsterdam 2018
Allen Day
Allen Day

Developer Advocate at Google

Deep learning has enabled dramatic advances in image recognition performance. In this talk I will discuss using a deep convolutional neural network to detect genetic variation in aligned next-generation sequencing human read data. Our method, called DeepVariant, both outperforms existing genotyping tools and generalizes across genome builds and even to other species. DeepVariant represents a significant step from expert-driven statistical modeling towards more automatic deep learning approaches for developing software to interpret biological instrumentation data.