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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.