A Belgian-led group introduces an online, literature-mining method called Beegle that's designed to detect previously overlooked gene-disease associations in an automated manner. The researchers' newly described search and discovery method begins with a literature-mining approach that links genes to a particular query. Coupled with the learning method Endeavour, which analyzes genomic data to prioritize and rank genes to produces new hypotheses.

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