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Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals


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Computer programs can, in some cases, predict chemical toxicity as well as tests done on rats and other animals.

Credit: Coneyl Jay/SPL

Machine-learning software trained on masses of chemical-safety data is so good at predicting some kinds of toxicity that it now rivals—and sometimes outperforms—expensive animal studies, researchers report.

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