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The company recently released the MGISEQ-2000, MGISEQ-200, and MGIFLP sequencing platforms, as well as the MGIUS-R3 robotic ultrasound system.

The new agreement between the two companies commits to expanding the clinical genetic testing market in Turkey and is part of a global expansion for BGI.

The new institute, co-located with the China National GeneBank, will focus on synthetic biology technologies and applications. 

Researchers found microbial communities at sites of the female reproductive tract thought to be sterile, and linked certain microbes to disease states.

People with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease have increased levels of certain bacteria in their stool, a metagenome-wide association study has found.

Curetis and BGI subsidiary MGI Tech plan to develop NGS-based diagnostics for microbial infections on the MGISeq instrument for the Chinese market. 

The firms will use MGI's sequencing technology and Curetis' sample prep platform and antibiotic resistance database to develop IVDs, initially for China.

The company's Hong Kong laboratory was established in 2010 and was accredited by the College of American Pathologists in 2013.

A Complete Genomics-led team isolated and sequenced the genomes of 34 circulating tumor cells from a woman with metastatic breast cancer.

All the Plants

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.