AI-driven Molecular Libraries Unlocking the power to kill cancer cells

AI has found the words that kill cancer cells

Researchers at UC San Francisco, in collaboration with a group at IBM Research have created a virtual library of thousands \”command sentences\” based on \”words\”, which guided engineered immunity cells to find and relentlessly kill cancerous cells.

The work, published online Dec. 8, 2022, in Science, represents the first time such sophisticated computational approaches have been applied to a field that until now has progressed largely through ad hoc tinkering and engineering cells with existing–rather than synthesized–molecules.

Scientists can now predict which elements, natural or synthetic, they should add to a cell in order to achieve the exact behaviors needed to combat complex diseases.