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Beijing Genomics Institute Touts Eventual Merck Deal

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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With Peter Kim, PhD, the president and EVP of Merck & Co. Inc.'s Merck Research Laboratories in attendance, in mid-September BGI (formerly the Beijing Genomics Institute) announced the signing of a statement of intent to form a working relationship with Merck. The organizations aim to utilize BGI's high-throughput DNA sequencing and analysis capabilities as the underpinning of a research collaboration, primarily to analyze genomic and epigenetic data generated using Merck samples

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