Mercury Data Science Aims to Accelerate Scientific Research

Mercury Data Science made waves at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when they released their AI-driven app. This app simplified access to data about subjects like genes, proteins, drugs, and diseases. Simplifying access helped to expedite research into COVID-19 related information. Now they want to expand their technology into other sectors like agricultural biotech, cancer therapeutics, and neuroscience.

They use a natural language processing (NLP) AI concept to mine scientific literature in real-time. Agricultural biotech is limited by their inconsistent gene-naming standards. However, using Mercury Data Science’s proprietary app, researchers can easily search through literature for plant genetic specifics. An NLP platform which automatically processes newly published literature for more insight on a topic represents a great opportunity to accelerate research in any area. Mercury Data Science continues to advance their app for use in a variety of fields, but believes their R&D could contribute to the advancement of scientific research.

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