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Facial recognition can help doctors detect rare genetic disease.

The digital facial analysis technology developed by Marius George Linguraru, D.Phil., M.A., M.B., Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, was successfully used in a study, led by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), to diagnose DiGeorge syndrome, a rare, genetic disease. The goal of the study is to help health care providers better recognize and diagnose the syndrome in order to deliver critical, early interventions and provide better medical care. Researchers hope to further develop the technology so that health care providers can one day take a cell phone picture of their patient, have it analyzed and receive a diagnosis. 

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Also covered by EurekAlertDesiLifeHealth Medicine Network,  Hindustan Times, Engadget and Clinical Innovation Technology.

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