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BGI, Turkish Universities Collaborate on Genomics, Medical Projects

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI this week announced partnerships, including deals for genomics research, with three Turkish universities

BGI said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bogazici University to collaborate on human genetics, plant and animal genomics, and related genetics research. Also, BGI and Cankiri Karatekin University have jointly initiated an International Olive Genome project, and the Chinese genomics organization has reached a deal with Acibadem University to collaborate on medical research and clinical applications to improve human health.

Financial and other terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Earlier this year, BGI Health, the commercial arm of BGI, entered into MOUs with parties in Turkey to bring genetic testing technologies, including non-invasive fetal trisomy testing, to the country.

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