University of Washington researchers have developed an app that enables people to easily screen for jaundice by taking a picture of themselves using a smartphone camera.

The app, called BiliScreen, runs on an Apple iPhone and leverages algorithms and machine learning tools to detect jaundice—an early symptom of pancreatic cancer, hepatitis and other diseases—by providing estimates of bilirubin levels in a person's sclera, or the white part of the eye.

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