NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen plans to sequence the genomes of three animals that live in extreme weather environments and which could be in peril, including polar bears, emperor penguins, and the Tibetan antelope.

BGI-Shenzhen said on Friday that it will conduct next-generation whole genome sequencing studies and genomic analysis of these animals, including identification of gene function and determination of the genomic basis of their ability to adapt to extreme environments.

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