- BGI Publishes Largest Ever Genomic Study of Chinese Population Discoveries in more than 140,000 Genomes throughout China
- BGI, NOAA Fisheries, and The Nature Conservancy Announce Partnership to Help Endangered Orcas
- BGI Signs Memorandum of Understanding with The University of Michigan
- China National GeneBank Signs a Colleboration Agreement with Queensland University on Scientific Research
- Establishment of the first Macaca fascicularis gut microbiome gene catalog
- Establishing the first gene catalogue of Sprague-Dawley rat gut metagenome based on the BGISEQ-500 platform
- The international Sc2.0 Project is on track to build the world’s first synthetic yeast genome
- Avian-specific conserved genomic elements play important regulatory roles in the macroevolution of avian-specific features
- Leading Health Organizations in Canada and China Teaming up to Accelerate Precision Medicine
- World’s largest genomic organisation to collaborate with leading Queensland researchers
- Ranomics Partners with BGI to Classify Variants of Unknown Significance
- BGI and UW collaborate on precision medicine development
- Meet The Chinese Company That Wants To Be The Intel Of Personalized Medicine
- Chinese innovation : BGI’s code for success
- Prof. Huanming Yang to Receive Membership from Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
- UW, Chinese genomics group forge new partnership to advance biomedical research
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(September 19, 2013, New York, NY) For the fifth year in a row, FORTUNE reveals its annual 40 Under 40 list of the hottest young stars in business. BGI’s 37-year-old director Jun Wang ranked No. 8 on the list, becoming the first Chinese scientist ever to be listed and the first in Biotechnology field.
Fortune editor noted that the 2013 Fortune’s 40 Under 40 deemed the year’s most important young innovators, risk-takers, and rule-breakers in business. They are rocking businesses as diverse as air travel, natural gas, and genetic coding, as well as government. Together on the list with Jun Wang includes Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer, Twitter Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
See the full 2013 ranked list here: http://cnnmon.ie/19gKYsm
Fortune’s 40 Under 40
Imagine a grain of rice that can suck pollutants out of the soil; or a cancer treatment so targeted and personalized it exists for only one person—you; or a worldwide database of not just every human's genetic code but the genomes of every living thing, a sort of biological Google. This is the work of Wang, a genomics professor and the director of gene-sequencing center BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute). The institute generates about six terabytes of data a day, and it often falls on Wang to see the forest through the trees. He is a busy man: scientist, professor, author of more than 100 papers. His ultimate goal, he says, is to take these extraordinary things and sell them to ordinary people. It's already working. That depollutant rice may soon come to market.
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