A digital disease classification system fit for the modern medical era
Classifying diseases is a practice still stuck in the past. The Innovative Medicines Initiative AETIONOMY project brings it into the 21st century.
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»You have to be aware that our current classification system for diseases has its roots in the middle of the 19th century,” says Professor Dr Martin Hofmann-Apitius from the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, the AETIONOMY (Organising Mechanistic Knowledge about Neurodegenerative Diseases for the Improvement of Drug Development and Therapy) project co-coordinator. “We are still following principles that go back way before we even knew what a ‘gene’ was.«