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It's More Than Just a Catchy Name

At bbgm, Deepak Singh writes about how the life science field is poised to take advantage of the Semantic Web since there's so much data, and all of it is interrelated. In the post, he takes his readers through many existing and some developing Semantic Web applications, and drills in on what the concept is and what it can offer life scientists. "The Semantic Web is essentially a backend framework for getting more information from the web of data," he says. "The Semantic Web will only be one part of that smarter backend, which will include everything from new data sources (mobile, geolocation, etc), distributed computing, database architectures, etc."

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.