Bill Hersh isn’t much of a bench scientist. Nor is he much of a computer scientist, either. But Hersh, an MD who heads the department of medical informatics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, is studying a problem that many scientists studying gene function can appreciate: how does a researcher accurately scour the literature for information about a new gene of interest?

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