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Lal Teer And BGI Announced Completion Of Genome Sequence Of Water Buffalo
2014-01-25 08:19:29

BGI Shenzhen Bangladesh, and Shenzhen, China-Lal Teer Livestock Limited, an associate of LalTeer Seed Ltd., the largest seed company in Bangladesh with strong hybrid research program, and BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, jointly announced today that they have completed the genome sequencing of water buffalo and the bioinformatics analysis. The outstanding work lays an important foundation for molecular breeding of water buffalo, and sheds new light on the understanding of...

2013-11-11 10:59:10

The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics Coding variants in immune disease-related genes play only a small part in the overall genetic risk for psoriasis, according to a new study led by Anhui Medical University and BGI. This conclusion is strongly supported by their investigation on the contribution of functional coding variants to psoriasis in 21,309 Chinese individuals. In such a large-scale investigation, researchers only discovered two independent low-frequency...

Dolphin Study Provides Insight Into History, Conservation Of Species
2013-10-30 10:15:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from Nanjing Normal University and BGI has completed original genomic research on the Yangtze River dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), commonly known as Baiji. The study, published in Nature Communications, provides new insight into the genetic and evolutionary adaptations of dolphins and valuable resources for the conservation of mammals, and in particular, of cetaceans. The baiji has been nicknamed "goddess of the...

2013-03-21 08:31:10

- Companies to Provide Open Access to Information with Goal of Accelerating Discovery of Medicines for People Living with Difficult-to-Treat Cancers - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SHENZHEN, China, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H3 Biomedicine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of oncology treatments, and BGI, the largest genomics organization in the world, jointly announced today that they have entered into a partnership to sequence and publish...

2013-03-18 16:24:25

Combined Company to Focus on High Volume, Accurate Human Genomic Sequencing and Accelerating the Spread of Genomic Medicine SHENZHEN, China and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI-Shenzhen ("BGI"), a leading international genomics organization based in Shenzhen, China, today announced that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beta Acquisition Corporation, it has successfully completed the acquisition of Complete Genomics, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: GNOM)...

2012-09-25 02:28:20

SEATTLE and SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today that it and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a collaboration on global health and agricultural development with the goal of achieving common objectives in health and agricultural development, and meaningfully contributing to the achievement of one or more of the Millennium Development Goals. The signing...

2012-09-25 02:28:09

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI-Shenzhen ("BGI") is commencing today, through its wholly owned subsidiary Beta Acquisition Corporation, a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Complete Genomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNOM) ("Complete"). BGI reported earlier this month its intent to acquire Complete. Upon the successful closing of the tender offer, stockholders of Complete will receive $3.15 in cash for each share of Complete's common...

2012-09-17 14:12:31

A Chinese research team, led by Anhui Medical University and BGI, has found the strong genetic evidences of mevalonate kinase gene (MVK) mutations link to disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP). It is a major step toward discovering the genetic pathogenesis of DSAP, and sheds an eye-opening insight into its further molecular diagnosis and treatment. The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics. DSAP is a rare, non-cancerous, non-contagious skin disorder that...

2012-08-29 10:19:48

The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics The international research team led by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI have completed the genome sequence and analysis of a diploid cotton-- Gossypium raimondii. The cotton genome provides an invaluable resource for the study and genetic improvement of cotton quality and output, and sheds new lights on understanding the genetic characteristics and evolutionary mechanism underlying cotton and its close relatives. The...

2012-07-30 13:45:09

A five-country international team, led by Casey Eye Institute Molecular Diagnostic laboratory, BGI and Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital identified the NMNAT1 mutations as a cause of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), one of the most common causes of inherited blindness in children. The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics, reporting the genetic characteristics underlying some LCA patients, and providing important evidences that support NMNAT1 as...