Genuity Science, a genomics data, analytics and insights organization, announces today that it was selected for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award winning in the AI and Data category. Genuity Science was honored for placing innovation front and center as it continues to change the drug development process by using a combination of population-scale genetics; a scalable, flexible software platform that addresses genomic big data challenges; and a new, groundbreaking approach to artificial intelligence (AI).
“As Genuity Science works to change the drug development timeline, our team has achieved many breakthroughs in disease discovery,” said Tom Chittenden, PhD, DPhil, PStat, Chief Technology Officer, Genuity Science. “We are honored to be recognized for our deep learning approach that provides means to identify causal molecular underpinnings of diseases. This has the potential to bring down drug discovery costs. It can also speed up development timelines and improve treatment options for rare and common diseases.”
Now in its fifth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and more than 800 honorable mentions—with Health and Wellness, AI & Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. Plus, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
Genuity Science is spotlighted alongside the other recipients of the 2021 World Changing Ideas awards in the May/June issue of Fast Company magazine, which will be on newsstands May 11. For additional information on Genuity Science’s technology and its selection, please visit: Fast Company: 2021 World Changing Ideas winners.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards:
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.