The partners are planning a joint research center at Providence Health Care's St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and a center of excellence in China.
Researchers established a high-quality version of the five-pacer viper genome and used it to take a wider look at snake relationships and adaptations.
The Shenzhen-based nonprofit research institute will be equipped with NGS instruments developed by BGI and will include a biorepository and bioinformatics center.
Researchers used metagenomic sequencing to profile gut microbial genes in pigs from three countries, representing hundreds of animals across 17 breeds.
The startup, which was founded in 2015 by former BGI employees, is developing next-generation sequencing tests for cancer applications.
Last year, Radboud University Medical Centre's genetics lab conducted about 6,000 diagnostic exome tests and ran 2,000 nex-gen sequencing-based BRCA1/2 hereditary cancer assays.
BGI will work with researchers in Australia on agricultural and human health projects, and will seek new partnerships across the region.
BGI has signed an agreement to offer NRGene's bioinformatics tools as part of its agricultural genomic analysis service to customers in Asia.
Genomed, based in Warsaw, offers sequencing-based diagnostic and research services and brought BGI's noninvasive prenatal NIFTY test in house last year.
The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding this week, following the opening of the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory in 2014.
In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.
Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.
In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.
Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.