Genetics prediction

Context

A genetics and technology company that undertakes large scale animal breeding

Problem

Our client is an innovation driven breeding company searching for the next breakthrough in gene selection. It can take generations to understand the full effects of crossbreeding. Additionally, the value of an animal has to be predicted at an early age so that it can still be reproduced.

Solution

Using a deep learning model we were able to match the results of traditional models. Using a combination of DNA data and ultrasound scans we trained a deep learning model to make a phenotype prediction. The prediction time is now much shorter and invariant to the size of the animal pool, which allows the geneticists to make much faster iterations.

Results

  • Prediction time of phenotypes from 4.5 hours to 1 minute
  • Phenotype prediction accuracy increased by 6%

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