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Implementing Machine Learning in Health Care

A hospitalized man with aggressive cancer worked diligently to settle his affairs, then after he finished, paused for a few seconds and whispered in her ear, "Why am I still here?" Another daughter gently took her father's hand and said, "Dad, I'll be OK. It's OK for you to go now." The father obediently closed his eyes and passed away.

She once saw a father look into the eyes of his adult daughter and say, "I love you so much," then die seconds later. A hospitalized man with aggressive cancer worked diligently to settle his affairs, then after he finished, paused for a few seconds and whispered in her ear.

Type 2 diabetes Genetic loci Associations Point To Disease Mechanisms And Subtypes

Most patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a 'one-size-fits-all' protocol, but this approach can leave many cases inadequately managed. New work indicates that inherited genetic changes may underlie the variability seen among diabetes patients, with different physiological processes potentially leading to high blood sugar.

This work represents a first step toward using genetics to identify subtypes of type 2 diabetes. The study was published in PLOS Medicine. Most patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are treated with a "one-size-fits-all" protocol that is not tailored to each person's physiology and may leave many cases inadequately managed.