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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The China National GeneBank, a nonprofit research institute founded by the Chinese government and BGI, officially opened its 47,500-square meter facility in Shenzhen today.

The center includes a "digital platform" equipped with next-generation sequencing instruments developed by BGI — 150 of its BGISEQ-500 desktop sequencers and one of its Revolocity instruments, according to BGI.

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