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Towards Automatic Discovery of Genes Related to Human Placenta
One essential step in understanding complex pathways has been the compilation of disease specific gene candidates extracted from the literature. Data analysis then makes it possible to create candidate gene assays and translate the results to the wet bench for biochemical research. Our goal is to extract genes, gene pathways, biomarkers, and related events from the human placenta literature to create a specialized human placenta gene repository, and to identify pathways that can uncover target genes and gene therapies for pregnancy-related diseases. Here we present the first phase of the study: extraction of gene mentions from text.