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Using AI to fight deadly antibiotic-resistant infections with viruses

Startups like the AmpliPhi Biosciences and Adaptive Phage Therapeutics are developing viruses to fight antibiotic-resistant infections. Currently, viruses (which are called phages) are used as a last resort for the sickest patients since DNA sequencing to identifying the right virus is a slow process. However, this is all set to change since companies have started using Artificial intelligence to identify the right virus. The ultimate goal is to develop an AI app which can be used in hospitals which can identify the most appropriate virus which can be immediately delivered to the hospital.

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