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Chinese Scientists Sequence Genome Of Volunteer For Database (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Scientists at China's Beijing Genomics Institute report sequencing the first Chinese genome to serve as a database of Asians. The genome is that of a researcher volunteer, one of 100 volunteers whose genomes are to be sequenced for scientific purposes. The researcher donor of the first Chinese genome said the intent was to allow breakthroughs in biotech and bio-pharmacy industries. The genome of the Chinese volunteer is one of only three that exist in the world so far. (Click here for more

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