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By Julia Karow

This article, originally posted Jan. 11, has been updated with additional information from BGI.

BGI, China's largest genome center, said last week that under a collaborative agreement it signed with the China Development Bank last month, it will receive $1.5 billion in 'collaborative funds' over the next 10 years.

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