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BGI Partners with Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht


China's BGI has partnered with Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands to conduct genomics research, the institutions said this week.

Under the partnership, the Chinese and Dutch institutes plan to conduct large-scale genome sequencing and functional genomics projects.

Faculty and students at Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht will have access to BGI's expertise, while BGI researchers will be able to use research resources and educational expertise at Utrecht.

BGI said in a statement that it plans to establish further collaborations with institutions in Europe and elsewhere.

BGI's Copenhagen-based European arm is already collaborating with Dutch researchers on the Netherlands Genome Project, an effort to sequence the genomes of 250 family trio samples, or 750 samples in total (IS 7/5/2011). Partners in that project include LifeLines, the ERGO Rotterdam Cohort Study, the Netherlands Twin Registry, and the Leiden Longevity Study.

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