Established by BGI-Shenzhen, the China National GeneBank (CNGB) is the first national genebank integrating a large-scale bio-repository and an omics database. It is approved by Chinese government, with the mission of collecting, preserving and exploiting genomics resources, and to build a network fostering global communication and collaboration on biodiversity conservation and genetic resources utilization. In addition, CNGB is supported by BGI’s high-throughput sequencing and bio-informatics capacity, and it will not only provide a repository system for biological collection, but more importantly develop a novel platform to further understand genomic mechanisms of life.

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CNGB is committed to constructing a world-leading bioinformatics bank and biological bank, storing 30 million copies of the traceable biospecimens and capable of accessing genetic information database of 1EB by the end of 2015. Meanwhile, with the key fields in biology industry, such as personnalized medicine, digital healthcare, renewable energy, agriculture, and marine biology, CNGB makes efforts to build a platform to develop genetic informatics, and then fully promote the bioindustry innovation in China.

The campus of China National GeneBank is located in Hetangzai Block, Xiasha Area, Dapeng Street, Dapeng New Area, Shenzhen, with an area of 116,000 m2.