By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — BGI will create a $10 million European headquarters in Copenhagen, where it plans to eventually hire up to 150 scientists and support employees.

BGI will recruit between 20 and 50 people during the first year of the Copenhagen HQ — to be called BGI Europe — then establish a sequencing platform allowing for the hiring of between 50 and 100 people. The project will be China's largest investment in Denmark.

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28
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