NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI and the Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTi) said yesterday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding on collaborating in genomics and biotechnology.

The document, signed by BGI Chief Development Officer Ning Li and EBTi Director General Kassahun Tesfaye, establishes a framework for a strategic partnership that aims to develop genomics infrastructure in Ethiopia.

Specifically, the partners plan to share information about joint R&D activities and establish research facilities and laboratory infrastructure.

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