On January 12, 2015, scientists from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Southern Medical University, BGI and other institutes published their latest study on HPV in Nature Genetics online.

On January 12, 2015, scientists are from Tibet Academy of Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Sciences, Chengdu Institute of Biology, BGI, Israel Sapir Academic College and other institutes reported the 3.89-Gb draft genome of Tibetan hulless barley with 36,151 protein-coding genes on PNAS.

On January 23, 2015, BGI has published a study tracking the clinical performance of its whole genome sequencing-based non-invasive prenatal test, the NIFTY® test, in nearly 147,000 pregnancies, the largest such study to date. The study was published in the journal Ultrasound Obstetrics and Gynecology.

On January 27, 2015, scientists from Jiangxi Agricultural University, BGI and University of California published their latest research on genetic mechanism of pig altitude-adaptations in Nature Genetics online.

On February 3, 2015, WaferGen Bio-systems and BGI established proof-of-concept with WaferGen's SmartChip™-based single cell analysis technology. 

On February 9, 2015, BioNano Genomics, Inc. and BGI highlighted the publication of a peer-reviewed research article and its accompanying data* in GigaScience. This article describes the rapid detection of structural variation in a human genome using the high-throughput, cost-effective genome mapping technology of the Irys® System.

On February 12, 2015, researchers from Reprogenetics, Complete Genomics, BGI-Shenzhen and the New York University Fertility Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center announced the publication of new clinical data on Genome Research demonstrating that de novo single base mutations can be detected in embryos after in vitro fertilization (IVF).

On March 3, 2015, the researchers from China National Genebank at BGI and Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully decoded the genome of Tibetan frog (Nanorana parkeri). The study was published online at PNAS.

On March 11, 2015, researchers from BGI, Medical University Innsbruck, Hospital Oberndorf, University of Copenhagen, South China University of Technology and other institutions reported the gut microbiome development along the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence in Nature Communications.

In March 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC announced the approved list of medical units allowed to conduct high-throughput clinical genetic sequencing services on cancer diagnosis and treatment. BGI’s clinical laboratory in Shenzhen and Tianjin are on the list.

On April 1, 2015, researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong have published a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that BGI’s NIFTY® test performed better than all other NIPT tests examined.

On April 1, 2015, Baylor College of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong have published a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that BGI’s NIFTY® test performed better than all other NIPT tests examined.

On April 2, 2015, researchers from Third Institute of Oceanography of State Oceanic Administration, ZheJiang University, BGI, Ocean University of China and Shenzhen University sequenced and assembled the genome of the large yellow croaker Larimichthys crocea. The finding was published online in PLOS Genetics.

On April 20, 2015, BGI announces the launch of a powerful and highly secure cloud computing platform for genomic data analysis, known as BGI Online.

On April 20, 2015, BGI, Peking University and other organizations reported the genome sequence of cultivated upland cotton. The latest study was published online in Nature Biotechnology.

On April 22, 2015, BGI signed an agreement on The Global Health Vaccine Accelerator Program with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with a dedication to accelerate vaccine development for several infectious diseases. 

On April 27, 2015, BGI announced that its NGS laboratory in Hong Kong has passed the onsite inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and will be granted accreditation within two months.

On May 4, 2015, BGI announced to expand relationship with QIAGEN and to provide QIAGEN’s Ingenuity® Variant Analysis™ in integrated bioinformatics for all customers of BGI’s sequencing services.

On May 4, 2015, Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. announced that BGI has purchased its first PacBio RS II instrument and plans to purchase additional units in order to integrate Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing into its global service business.

On May 11, 2015, a partnership between the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Universities of Birmingham, Manchester and Oxford, The Sainsbury Laboratory and TGAC with BGI and its open-access journal, GigaScience, has received funding from the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC) to support the sharing of data and analyses in metabolomics.

On May 13, 2015, researchers from BGI, University of Gothenburg, University of Copenhagen, and other organizations reported a comprehensive characterization of the human gut microbiome in infants from birth to one-year old.

On May 14, 2015, an international team led by researchers at China National GeneBank of BGI and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studied the genomes of 10 bee species with different degrees of sociality. The latest study was published on Science.

On May 26, 2015, researchers from BGI reported the most complete haploid-resolved diploid genome (HDG) sequence based on de novo assembly with NGS technology and the pipeline developed lays the foundation for de novo assembly of genomes with high levels of heterozygosity. The latest study was published online in Nature Biotechnology.

On June 4, 2015, The Avian Phylogenomics Consortium formally announces the launch of the Bird 10,000 genomes (B10K) project, an initiative to generate representative draft genome sequences from all extant bird species within the next five years.

On June 6, 2015, Complete Genomics announced that Mater Health Services and Radboud University Medical Center are to become the first customers for the Revolocity™ sequencing system, the company’s new fully integrated “supersequencer.”

On June 27, 2015, BGI debuted its desktop sequencer BGISEQ-500 in China. 

On July 1, 2015, BGI announced that its high-throughput DNA sequencing laboratory in Hong Kong has been accredited by the American College of Pathologists. 

On July 6, 2015, China National Genebank, BGI-Shenzhen, developed mitochondrial metagenomics pipeline. The study was published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

On July 16, 2015, The CONVERGE Consortium identifies two robust genetic variants for major depressive disorder. The findings, published online in Nature, help enhance our understandings of the genetic basis of MDD.

On July 28, 2015, researchers from BGI, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, etc., reported the study on the oral and the gut microbiome in rheumatoid arthritis. The finding was published online in Nature Medicine.

On July 30, 2015, researchers from Sichuan University, Sun Yat-sen University, University of California, BGI, etc, reported the latest study on congenital cataracts. The finding was published in Nature

On September 18, 2015, Huawei and BGI today signed Joint Development Agreement on Big Data Storage Systems for Genetic Research at HCC2015.

On September 28, 2015, researchers from BGI, University of Copenhagen and other institutions established a gene catalog of the mouse gut microbiome. The study was published online in Nature Biotechnology.

On October 6, 2015, scientists from the John Innes Centre, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, BGI and etc., has discovered how an ancient alga was able to inhabit land, before it went on to evolve into the world’s first plant and colonise the earth.

On October 22, 2015, Intel, BGI and Aliyun Computing Co., Ltd. have officially signed a strategic MOU and announced they would jointly build an open precision medicine cloud platform.

On October 24, 2015, BGI launched its desktop sequencer BGISEQ-500 at the 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10).

On October 26, 2015, Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark and BGI Announced Qingdao Genomics Summit Consensus.

On October 30, 2015, BGI and The Smithsonian Institution announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

On November 6, 2015, researchers from Xiamen University, University of Connecticut, BGI and other international organizations reported the mapping of Symbiodinium kawagutii genome. The finding was published on Science today.

On November 17, 2015, scientists from Uppsala University, BGI, University of Macau, etc. reported the structural genomic changes of the ruffs. The latest finding was published online today in Nature Genetics

On November 24, 2015, researchers from Nantong University (NTU), BGI, Chengdu Institute of Biology and James D. Watson Institute of Genome Sciences completed the genome sequencing of Gekko japonicus. The latest finding was published online in Nature Communications.

On December 8, 2015, Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and BGI announced a collaboration to create an extensive rice genetic resource library to advance food crop research and development.

On December 9, 2015, researchers from BGI, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Karolinska Institute and other organizations reported frequent alterations in cytoskeleton remodeling genes in primary and metastatic lung adenocarcinomas. The finding was published in Nature Communications