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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Chinese genomic sequencing company GrandOmics Biosciences said on Friday that it has formed a strategic collaboration with Oxford Nanopore Technologies for a population genomics structural variation project that aims to analyze 100,000 human genomes by 2021 using nanopore sequencing technology.

The research project, called dbSV100k, plans to sequence 20,000 genomes in 2019, 50,000 by the end of 2020, and a total of 100,000 by the end of 2021 using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon platform.

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