The organizations will use genomics to further research in evolution, ecology, agriculture and aquaculture, and science education and popularization.
Prices in Germany for noninvasive prenatal testing have plummeted over the last year, driven by competition and process improvements.
The launch comes four months after BGI-owned Complete Genomics released a high-throughput sequencing system, Revolocity, for large-scale human genome sequencing.
The partners look to build on their collaboration to sequence the genomes of vertebrate species, aiming to sequence 10,000 of genomes by 2020.
At the ASHG annual meeting in Baltimore last week, Reid talked to GenomeWeb about what has happened since the company was acquired by BGI.
BGI says it will be selling gene-edited 'micropigs' as pets.
The Chinese companies will use big data and cloud computing technologies to try to improve genome sequencing efficiency by 30 percent.
Jun Wang, the chief executive of BGI, has stepped down.
The oral and gut microbiomes of people with rheumatoid arthritis suffer from dysbiosis, which is partially normalized after treatment, according to metagenomic studies.
It said the Hong Kong lab is the first in China to receive CAP accreditation.
A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.
Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.
The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.
In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.