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BGI said last week that it is conducting RNA-seq studies in 500 neuroblastoma samples to show the technique's ability to predict patient outcomes as part of the US Food and Drug Administration's Sequencing Quality Control Project.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI are partnering to conduct large-scale sequencing and bioinformatics studies of rare and common pediatric diseases at a newly established Joint Genome Center at the hospital, the organizations said this week.

By Andrea Anderson

A sequencing facility being planned by BGI and the University of California, Davis, is slated to house around 10 Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencers when it opens in Sacramento next year.

China's BGI and the University of California, Davis, plan to open a BGI sequencing facility on the UC Davis Health System campus in Sacramento, Calif., the organizations said this week.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Building on an earlier partnership, BGI and the University of California, Davis today announced a deal to create a sequencing facility at the school.

By Molika Ashford Advocacy group Autism Speaks has announced a partnership with Chinese genomics institute BGI to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 individuals in families of children with autism spectrum disorder.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.