By Monica Heger

One year after launching its 1,000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes project, China's BGI said this week that 505 species are either completed or in progress, including 152 plants and 353 animals. Of those 505 species, sequencing and assembly has been completed for 95 species, and the institute expects to have completed 200 species by the end of the year.

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