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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.

China's BGI has partnered with Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands to conduct genomics research, the institutions said this week.

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An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.

DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.

An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.