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NEW YORK — BGI Genomics has partnered with computer technology firms Intel and Lenovo to support its research into the COVID-19 genome, the companies announced on Tuesday.

Through the alliance, Intel and Lenovo will provide BGI Genomics with computational and genomic analysis technologies — including a high-performance computing cluster to process reads from BGI's BGI DNBSeq-T7 sequencer — as well as technical expertise, to advance its studies into COVID-19 virulence, transmission patterns, and host-pathogen interactions.

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