The Disease Ontology license converted to CC0

[Editor note: This guest blog post is from Lynn Schriml, who is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the PI of the Disease Ontology, and a close collaborator on the Gene Wiki project.] Licensing of bioinformatics resources through Creative Commons licensing enables their free distribution of the content of the resource thus enabling open sharing, use, and...
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The Network of BioThings

I offer an idea, and a proposal… What: We want to structure biological knowledge by annotating BioThings (genes, proteins, mutations, diseases, and drugs) in biomedical research articles. We want to comprehensively annotate the mentions of these BioThings in research articles, and also want to describe the nature of the relationships between these entities. Finally, we want to do it in...
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ISMB 2012 recap

(In addition to Ben’s recap posted on Friday…) Several members of the lab returned last week from a fantastic ISMB 2012 conference July 13-17. As always, the science was fantastic, as was the networking with colleagues and collaborators. The Su Lab was also well-represented in the conference program. Ben Good organized a Special Session on Harnessing community intelligence for...
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Gene Wiki presentation at ISMB

I had the privilege of giving a keynote presentation at the ISMB Bio-ontologies SIG in Vienna earlier this month. This audience was perfect for us as we try to move the (mostly) unstructured Gene Wiki toward structured gene annotations. I particularly enjoyed the lively discussion after my talk… Slides from my talk are here: Cultivating and mining the Gene Wiki for crowdsourced gene...
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