Yakir Reshef was puzzled. His patient’s aortic wall was becoming dangerously thin—nearing a rupture—with no apparent cause. A rheumatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Reshef suspected either infection or inflammation. Both indicate that the immune system wasn’t functioning properly, with the former showing it was flagging and the latter meaning it was in overdrive.
The recently launched Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center brings together biology and machine learning to usher in new biological breakthroughs.