Simple blood test could read state of Circadian Rhythm
Determining the state of an individual’s internal physiological clock has important implications for precision medicine, from diagnosing neurological disorders to optimizing drug delivery. To be useful, such a test must be accurate, minimally burdensome to the patient, and robust to differences in patient protocols, sample collection, and assay technologies. TimeSignature is a machine-learning approach to predict physiological time based on gene expression in human blood.
A powerful feature is TimeSignature’s generalisability, enabling it to be applied to samples from disparate studies and yield highly accurate results despite systematic differences between the studies. This quality is unique among expression-based predictors and addresses a major challenge in the development of reliable and clinically useful biomarker tests.
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