The effort, led by BGI-Shenzen researchers, could help further plant sequencing studies and inform upcoming large-scale plant sequencing plans.
CNGB was founded by the Chinese government and BGI to collect genomics technologies and resources, and promote their use by the research community.
The partners said they have agreed to work together on projects in a range of diseases, as well as establish research alliances with groups in China and Africa.
BGI was fined after found in 2015 to be conducting a genetics study illegally, according to the Global Times.
At the ICG-13 conference, BGI previewed a high-throughput sequencer, MGISEQ-T7, that will be commercially available in 2019 and have a throughput of up to 20,000 genomes per year.
The companies will offer BGI's DNBseq next-generation sequencing technology along with Gencove's ImputeSeq low-pass sequencing analysis pipeline.
Researchers plan to sequence a hundred Pacific Northwest orcas to aid in their conservation, the Associated Press reports.
With NIPT samples from more than 141,000 women in China, investigators retraced population structure, historical migrations, genetic associations, and more.
The companies are developing a risk model to predict the likelihood that a prostate cancer patient will develop advanced or metastatic disease.
At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.
The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.
Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.
In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.