NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI will work together on a sequencing-based project to discover genetic variants involved in 1,000 rare diseases, the partners said today.

The plan to study these rare diseases is part of a partnership that BGI and CHOP unveiled last fall, called BGI@CHOP, under which they will harness BGI's sequencing capabilities with the hospital's biobank and clinical phenotyping resources to study pediatric diseases.

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