Of Genomes And Genetics : HackerEarth Machine Learning Challenge

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OPENS AT: Jul 16, 2021, 02:30 PM

CLOSES ON: Aug 15, 2021, 02:30 PM

DURATION: 30 days



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Since the dawn of human life on the face of the earth, the global population has been booming. The population was estimated to be 1 billion people in the year 1800. The figure had increased to a new high of 6 billion humans by the turn of the twentieth century. Day in and day out, 227,000 people are being added to the world; it is projected that by the end of the 21st century, the world's population may exceed 11 billion.

As per reports, as a consequence of the unsustainable increase in population and a lack of access to adequate health care, food, and shelter, the number of genetic disorder ailments have increased. Hereditary illnesses are becoming more common due to a lack of understanding about the need for genetic testing. Often kids die as a result of these illnesses, thus genetic testing during pregnancy is critical.


You are hired as a Machine Learning Engineer from a government agency. You are given a dataset that contains medical information about children who have genetic disorders. Your task is to predict the following:

  • Genetic disorder 
  • Disorder subclass


You've been provided a dataset including medical data on children with genetic diseases. Predict the following:

  • Genetic disorder 
  • Disorder subclass

The benefits of practicing this problem by using Machine Learning techniques are as follows:

  • This challenge encourages you to apply your Machine Learning skills to build a model that can predict the genetic disorder and disorder subclass based on the dataset provided.
  • This challenge will help you enhance your knowledge of classification. Classification is one of the basic building blocks and is one of the advanced fields of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

We challenge you to build a model that successfully classifies the genetic disorder and disorder subclass based on the dataset provided.


Considering these unprecedented times that the world is facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we wish to do our bit and contribute the prize money for the welfare of society.


Machine Learning is an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that provides systems with the ability to automatically learn and improve from experiences without being explicitly programmed. Machine Learning is a Science that determines patterns in data. These patterns provide a deeper meaning to problems. First, it helps you understand the problems better and then solve the same with elegance.

Here’s presenting the HackerEarth Machine Learning challenge: Of Genomes And Genetics

This challenge is designed to help you improve your Machine Learning skills by competing and learning from fellow participants.

Why should you participate?

  • To analyze and implement multiple algorithms and determine which is more appropriate for a problem
  • To get hands-on experience in Machine Learning problems

Who should participate?

  • Working professionals
  • Data Science or Machine Learning enthusiasts
  • College students (if you understand the basics of predictive modeling)


Machine Learning practice


  • Your output will be evaluated only for 50% of the test data while the contest is running. Once the contest is over, output for the remaining 50% of the data will be eval...
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