NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and the University of Birmingham in the UK today announced a collaboration directed at research on environmental and human health.

Under the terms of the agreement, BGI will place sequencers as well as personnel at an interim joint laboratory to conduct research "that will transform environment and human health." The partners did not provide further specifics about the scientific work to be carried out.

Financial and other terms of the deal were also not disclosed.

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