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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Chinese genomics firm BGI and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center said today that they intend to collaborate on projects in a range of diseases, as well as establish research alliances with groups in China and Africa.

According to the partners, they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on projects in areas including cancer genomics, immunology, and infectious disease by leveraging BGI's proprietary sequencing technology and Hutchinson's cancer research and analysis expertise.

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