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Deep Learning for Genomics

By : Upendra Kumar Devisetty
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Deep Learning for Genomics

By: Upendra Kumar Devisetty

Overview of this book

Deep learning has shown remarkable promise in the field of genomics; however, there is a lack of a skilled deep learning workforce in this discipline. This book will help researchers and data scientists to stand out from the rest of the crowd and solve real-world problems in genomics by developing the necessary skill set. Starting with an introduction to the essential concepts, this book highlights the power of deep learning in handling big data in genomics. First, you’ll learn about conventional genomics analysis, then transition to state-of-the-art machine learning-based genomics applications, and finally dive into deep learning approaches for genomics. The book covers all of the important deep learning algorithms commonly used by the research community and goes into the details of what they are, how they work, and their practical applications in genomics. The book dedicates an entire section to operationalizing deep learning models, which will provide the necessary hands-on tutorials for researchers and any deep learning practitioners to build, tune, interpret, deploy, evaluate, and monitor deep learning models from genomics big data sets. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about the challenges, best practices, and pitfalls of deep learning for genomics.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1 – Machine Learning in Genomics
Part 2 – Deep Learning for Genomic Applications
Part 3 – Operationalizing models

Machine Learning Methods for Genomic Applications

Have you ever wondered how YouTube recommends videos to you, banks detect fraudulent activity and send notifications to you, or Gmail filters the spam messages from your inbox? These are just a few examples of how the world of business is currently using machine learning (ML). The field of ML has impacted numerous areas of modern society and is responsible for some of the most significant improvements in technologies such as self-driving cars, exploring the galaxy, predictions for disease outbreaks, and so on. The enormous growth in ML is primarily driven by its huge success in solving real-world business problems in healthcare, finance, e-commerce, agriculture, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. The life sciences and biotechnology industries are huge and diverse with many subsectors. Very popular fields are drug discovery and manufacturing, therapeutics, diagnostics, genomics, and so on.

The field of genomics has...