By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and BGI have partnered to conduct large-scale human genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis at CHOP's Joint Genome Center at Children's Hospital.

The BGI@CHOP partnership will focus on using BGI's next-generation sequencing capabilities and CHOP's biobank and clinical phenotyping resources to discover which genes are involved in rare and common pediatric diseases.

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