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BGI has opened a genomics research center in Copenhagen's Bio Science Park that will be equipped with 10 Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencers.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI today launched a new genomics research center in Copenhagen, marking its first such center in Europe.

FlexGen of the Netherlands said last week that China's BGI and Leiden University Medical Center will use its target enrichment technology to validate variants for the Genome of the Netherlands, or GoNL, project.

By Justin Petrone
This article has been updated from a version posted Jan. 13 to include comments from Affymetrix and BGI officials.

BGI said this week that it will re-sequence 1,008 soybean germplasm lines for the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology at the University of Missouri.

Affymetrix and China's BGI are collaborating on developing and marketing a portfolio of plant, crop, and livestock microarrays for genotyping, the organizations said last week.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.