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International Team Announces Crowdsourcing Competition, Running on Google Cloud Platform, To Understand How Cancers Originate And Evolve

November 17, 2015

International Team Announces Crowdsourcing Competition, Running on Google Cloud Platform, To Understand How Cancers Originate And Evolve

An open challenge that merges the efforts of the world’s largest cancer genome sequencing consortia, the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) with those of Sage Bionetworks and DREAM.

TORONTONov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ – An international consortium of groups from Canadathe United States and the United Kingdomhave come together to create an innovative, cloud-based, public challenge to optimize the discovery of genetically distinct groups of cells within cancers that could respond differently to treatment and have different risk of spreading. The ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling Heterogeneity (SMC-Het) Challenge is the first project in the world to marry crowd-sourced benchmarking and cloud-based execution of DNA sequencing analysis pipelines to improve our understanding of tumour DNA. The Challenge launched on November 16, 2015 and will run until May 2016. Sign up to participate at: https://www.synapse.org/SMCHet.