By Uduak Grace Thomas

Despite the complexities associated with semantic technologies, efforts to adopt the approach for drug development are bearing fruit, according to several presentations at last week's Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences in Cambridge, Mass.

In a conversation with BioInform, Ted Slater, head of knowledge management services at Merck and the CSHALS conference chair, described this year's meeting as "the strongest program" in the four years of its existence.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.