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BGI Research

In 2007, BGI came to Shenzhen and established BGI Research. BGI Research follows the academic tradition and innovative spirit of BGI, with a focus on novel scientific research with a good application value. The Institute is dedicated to the research of genomes, tumors, brain science, reproductive health and animal and plant molecular breeding. Based on major scientific projects on human health, animals, plants and microorganisms, the Institute conducts in-depth scientific research and core technology development at DNA level, RNA level, DNA and histone modification level, protein level, network/system biology level, tuple level, population and evolutionary omics levels, metabolomics levels, synthetic biology levels and the single cell level.

BGI College

Established in 2011, BGI College's mission is to “improve disciplines, industry and talents via real world projects. BGI College relies on BGI's powerful research platforms, major scientific research projects and industrial development chain to carry out an innovative genomics curriculum . BGI college is dedicated to international open education and training innovative talents that are needed for scientific research and industrial development in the life sciences.

China National GeneBank

China National GeneBank (CNGB) is one of the key scientific infrastructures in Shenzhen, approved and funded by the Chinese government. Since its establishment, CNGB has been constructed and operated by BGI Research. It is committed to supporting public welfare, life science research, innovation and industry incubation, through effective bioresource conservation, digitalization and utilization.
CNGB is a public, non-profit, open, enabling and leading platform. The “Three Banks and Two Platforms” structure integrates the ability to “store, read, and write” massive biological resources. The platform facilitates advanced genomics R&D and technology transfer to industrial application, including precision medicine, agriculture, marine sciences and microbial application, to make genetic resources “Owned by All, Completed by All and Shared by All”.

GigaScience

GigaScience aims to revolutionize publishing by promoting reproducibility of analyses and data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. As an open access and open-data journal, GigaScience publishes ALL research objects (data, software tools and workflows) from 'big data' studies across the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. These resources are managed using the FAIR Principles for scientific data management and stewardship that state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.To achieve its goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources. GigaDB provides a direct link between the published manuscript and the relevant supporting data. GigaScience have also built GigaGalaxy, a Galaxy-based data analysis platform to host computational methods and workflows, maximizing use of the data, tools and workflows in our papers in a more accessible and reproducible environment.

BGI Genomics

    On July 14, 2017, BGI Genomics was officially listed and became the 2001st listed company of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. BGI Genomics is one of the world's leading genomics test and research service providers, providing genomics test and research services for medical institutions, research institutions, enterprises and institutions through genetic testing and other means. BGI Genomics is committed to helping and accelerating scientific innovation, strengthening the prevention and control of cancer and other genetic diseases, improving diagnostic tools for the rapid diagnosis of infectious disease and helping the development of precision medicine. Relying on cutting edge bioinformatics pipelines, advanced R&D, high-performance proprietary NGS sequencing technology, mass spectrometers,and underpinned by a decade of commercial experience, BGI Genomics provides its customers with expert and affordable clinical molecular diagnostic solutions and NGS services for research.

MGI

MGI  is  committed  to  enabling  effective  and  affordable healthcare  solutions  for  all.  MGI  produces  sequencing devices, equipment, consumables and reagents to support  life  science  research,  medicine  and  healthcare. 
MGI's multi-omics platforms include genetic sequencing, mass spectrometry and medical imaging. Its mission is to develop  and  promote  advanced  life  science  tools  for future healthcare.

BGI FGI

BGI Forensic Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “FGI”) is committed to developing scientific technology in order to enable accurate judicial appraisal. FGI is the first third-party accredited institute approved by the Ministry of Justice and is acknowledged by well-known genomics experts and forensic material identification experts both domestically and abroad. FGI offers a new generation of DNA technology testing platforms and ISO17025 national laboratories, which have won recognition by the CNAS forensic appraisal/forensic science institution. FGI seeks to be a judicial science and technology innovation institution, integrating production, learning, research and application.

BGI MED

Focused on clinical transformation and application of genomic technologies with the aim to accelerate precision medicine providing precision diagnosis and treatment for patients.

BGI Agro

BGI Agro, based on BGI's technical strengths in genomics and bioinformatics, is an innovative organization supporting genomic research and development in agricultural applications.

BGI Health

BGI Health aims to provide precision health services and solutions by analyzing multi-omic data for BGI employees and their families, including precision prevention, intervention and improvement. It strives to provide full-life-cycle precision health services for more people in future.