AI tool developed by IIT-M to study cancer causing mutations

NBDriver (neighbourhood driver) is an AI tool which can be used in analyzing the cancer-causing mutations in cells. This AI tool has been developed by researchers working at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)

About NBDriver

  • The researchers of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have created a mathematical model based on artificial intelligence. This AI algorithm will spot changes in cell that can cause cancer.
  • This algorithm studies the DNA structures and characterizes the genetic changes which are responsible for causing cancer. Using simple AI techniques, the researchers from this institute have developed a new prediction algorithm called NBDriver (NEIGHBOURHOOD Driver), and then tested its performance on various open-source datasets of cancers.
  • NBDriver (NEIGHBOURHOOD Driver) is a tool that is used to differentiate between passenger and driver mutations using the features derived from the neighbourhood sequences of somatic mutations.

About IIT-M

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT- M) is situated in Chennai. It was founded in the year 1959 with financial and technical assistance from the former government of West Germany. IIT-M was the third IIT to be established by the Government of India.

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