Researchers at Oxford University’s Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine have developed software that can detect the risk for genetic disorders in children, such as Down and Treacher Collins syndromes, just by scanning old photographs of their family members.
More than 7,000 rare genetic disorders are known, and although each is unique, there is at least one common thread: 30 to 40 percent of them involve detectable abnormalities in the cranium and face. The Oxford project, called Clinical Face Phenotype Space, builds on this knowledge, melding machine learning and computer technology to scan family photos and cross-reference them with a database built from images of people with known genetic disorders.
The Clinical Face Phenotype Space recognizes faces in photographs regardless of a person’s pose or facial expression, image quality, lighting variations or other factors.
Here's some vibes from my FB Zone....queue the spooky music.
This year I feel I have felt the weight of aging on an epic level and I have also taken secret time travel trips back to my childhood. Something will happen this year, I feel, that will change my destiny/legacy trajectory forevah!
….l really like that every morning I get a Star Wars X-mas present via the pirate inter-hoard, it’s recharging my soul. …and a side note: Anyone who thinks that this could be worse than “99 is clearly delusional or K-holed at the Shambie Apocalypse this year.
Shit…. I love when Karma rewards a guy and slays his opponents - So my email is back in order (no thanks to the sunglasses ad producing prick who phished it), a dude has been pretty much exiled (a Lex Luthor type that has had it coming for a while), actual pictures of the new Episode VII stormtroopers (so dope, if yall can handle a small bit of spoiler material check it out) and Robin Williams’ wife clarifies the real reason for his untimely exit. (Parkinsons, makes total sense ie. see “Awakenings”)…
(Close friends break out in an all out FB comment war about depression…shall not be repeated)
I see my mistake now (shoulda kept these subjects separate), I wanted to just mention the news and how the entire thing shifted in one day from something dreary and depressing to validation and fucking Star Wars goodness…. no one cares about those dope trooper designs? No? Today is a great day…is my point. I am happy Robin’s watch has ended and proud that his legacy of kindness, compassion and hope still remains. Now let’s talk Empire… yeah I said it…Empire.
“Gooooooooood Morning Vietnam! Have decided since the moment I heard that I have to start a marathon of grieving. …and I’m literally a 36 year old man crying, …I gotta say it out loud, “Why mang? We were just getting started…” I don’t think I have been this depressed since John Candy.”—Buck D Addams
“People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.”—Stacey Jean Speer (via goodwinmacalister)
“If you are going to abandon your work because someone speaks ill of it, then it has never been your work, has it? It becomes theirs. You give it up.”—Robin Oliveira, I Always Loved You (via quoted-books)