The Million Human Genomes Project was launched by BGI to decode the genome of over 1 million people in November 2011. This project concludes five essential parts: Ancient genomes, Population genomes, Medical genomes, Cell genomes and Personal genomes.


The aim of this project is to establish the research baseline and reference standard for specific populations, as well as to connect the phenotypes of diseases and traits with the genetic variations to understand the disease mechanism.


The integrative genome message and scientific discoveries obtaining from the project will lay the foundation for guiding the innovative clinical diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately advancing personalized healthcare and improving human health.