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Inside the Lab Cytology, Oncology, Digital and computational pathology, Technology and innovation

OK Google: Scan This Slide

Google is the most frequently used search engine around the world – but what if its power of investigation could be used to search for tumors? The artificial intelligence (AI) team at Google have taken a step toward realizing this ambition by developing an algorithm that could act as a “spell check” for pathologists. Known as LYmph Node Assistant (LYNA), the tool can scan digital images of breast cancer patients’ lymph nodes to detect how much of the cancer has spread beyond the breasts. Yun Liu of the Google AI team hopes that the method will allow pathologists to work more efficiently and accurately.

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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