NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI this week announced plans for building a technology development and research center on the West Coast. The BGI Global Innovation Center will be located in Seattle, Washington, and San Jose, California. It will develop technologies and conduct collaborative projects in life science, global health, and related fields. Specifically, BGI intends to support several research initiatives, such as precision medicine and population health projects at the University of Washington.

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