NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — BGI and the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) said today they have established the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory.

The goal of the sequencing and translational research facility — BGI's first collaboration with a Canadian research institute — will be to discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including personalized oncology, by applying genomics research to develop new biomarkers and cancer therapies.

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