News etc.

Reminder: Abstract Submission Closes July  6 – Biomedical Informatics Without Borders: From Collaboration to Implementation, Wellcome Trust, London, 10-11 September 2009

Microsoft to Acquire Rosetta Biosoftware from Merck (GenomeWeb, 1 June 2009)

Richard Cave on the CWA (PLoS blog, 18 May 2009)

Vivien Marx, Concept Web Alliance Hits Ground Running in Bid to Harness Semantic Web for Life Sciences (Genomeweb BioInform, 12 May 2009)

John Wilbanks (Science Commons) has written some thoughts and comments as a follow-up to the CWA meeting (Common Knowledge, 12 May, 2009)

Benjamin Good explains his interest in the CWA on his blog (i9606, 11 May 2009)

Biomedical Informatics Without Borders: From Collaboration to Implementation (NCRI Informatics/NCI caBIG Joint Conference 10-11 September 2009, London)

Microsoft Takes Aim at Life-Sci Community (, May 2, 2009)

Survey-based naming conventions for use in OBO Foundry ontology development (BMC Bioinformatics, April 27, 2009)

[Wolfram’s] Web tool “as important as Google” (BBC, April 30, 2009)

Preparing doctors for the genomic tsunami (Genetic Future, April 15, 2009)

Live blog from UKSG Meeting Torquay (JISC Access management Team blog, March 30, 2009)

Object Exchange and Re-use (petermr’s blog – Peter Murray-Rust – March 27, 2009)

Map of Knowledge (New York Times, March 16, 2009, about article in PLoS ONE, March 11, 2009)

Pioneering Biomedical Web Community Poised for Leap to Web 3.0 (Newswise, March 13, 2009)

Microsoft Releases Open Tools to Enhance Scientific Research Efforts Building on Science Commons Ontologies (PR March 12, 2009)

Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells (CNN, March 9, 2009)

Finding disease mutations in a sea of noise (Genetic Future, March 5, 2009 – comments on a paper in Science)

SiPaGene: A new repository for instant online retrieval, sharing and meta-analyses of GeneChip(R) expression data (7th Space, March 5, 2009)

Worldwide computer grid identifies genetic candidates for causes of coronary artery disease (The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management, March 5, 2009)

200,000 Rice Mutants Available Worldwide For Scientific Investigation (ScienceDaily, March 4, 2009)

New software aids discovery of new genetic markers for diseases (, February 27, 2009)


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