semantic web

IO Informatics has begun beta testing a new iteration of the Sentient software suite with pharma partners ahead of a formal launch planned for the first quarter of 2016.

Eric Neumann joined Foundation Medicine as vice president of knowledge informatics in November, bringing a background in semantic web technologies to the clinical genomics realm.

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.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.