BGI said this week that it has launched a joint bioinformatics and computing laboratory with the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China.

The Tianhe-BGI Bioinformatics and Computing Joint Laboratory is meant to promote interdisciplinary cooperation in the fields of supercomputing and biological science and aid development of omics-related industries, BGI said.

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