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Bowen Zhao Recognized as an Honoree of MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 List
Publish Date: 2013-08-21

CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 21, 2013, Today MIT Technology Review reveals its list of 35 top young innovators ( For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For his work in biotechnology and medicine, Bowen Zhao from BGI has been honored as a pioneer on the list.

Bowen Zhao, at the age of 21, is leading an international Cognitive Genomics Project, in collaboration with Professor Robert Plomin, who is based in King's College, London. They are endeavoring to understand the genetic basis of human cognitive ability.

 “Over the years, we’ve had success in choosing women and men whose innovations and companies have been profoundly influential on the direction of human affairs,” says editor in chief and publisher Jason Pontin. “Previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr. We’re proud of our selections and the variety of achievements they celebrate, and we’re proud to add Bowen to this prestigious list.”

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