NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The TranSmart Foundation and the Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) Foundation announced yesterday that they have agreed to merge into a single foundation focused on providing open-source biomedical software and databases for precision medicine.

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