The funding will "help BGI build research and application platforms for sustainable development in agriculture, bio-energy, personalized healthcare, and related fields," according to a statement from the institute.
The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.
In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.
The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.
Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.