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The World Wide Web Consortium's Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group is plotting a semantic course to help find ways for pharma to communicate across drug discovery and development phases.

Yeah, we know. The very term 'semantic Web' makes your eyes glaze over. Experts discuss the latest advances in data integration, the challenges that still set their teeth on edge — and why you're going to be so grateful for the semantic Web one day.

UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.