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NEW YORK – BGI and its subsidiary MGI Tech said this week that their ultra-high-throughput sequencer DNBSEQ-T7, a metagenomic sequencing kit for coronaviruses, and 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reverse transcription PCR kit have all received emergency use approval from China's National Medical Products Administration.

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