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Rancho Biosciences Joins TranSMART Foundation

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rancho Biosciences said this week that it has become an affiliate member of the TranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides an open-source platform for scientists to share pre-competitive research data.

Recently, Rancho donated 11 manually curated datasets from the Gene Expression Omnibus for cancer, immunology, and asthma to the foundation to be used for testing and hackathons. The company also hosts a version of the TranSMART platform and allows researchers to test drive the system before deciding to adopt it internally.

This week the company said that it will work with the foundation to develop a new track named "Testathon" that will provide additional testing content and serve as a forum for reporting bugs to the development team ahead of the official platform launch.

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