- 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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On March 27, 2014, Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia-Pacific. BGI was ranked 5th of 2013 Top 10 Chinese Institutions, up from last year’s 6th. In the Asia-Pacific Top 200 list, BGI raised one place to 17th.
According to the index, China published more articles in NPI journals than any other Asia-Pacific nation in 2013. It predicts China is on pace to take over as the top Asia-Pacific contributor to the NPI within the next two or three years. Of the top Chinese institutions, the highest proportional growth since 2009 has been shown by the global genomics center BGI. Genome sequences published by BGI in Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications help explain the evolution of predatory instinct in falcons and salt adaptation in the desert poplar, among other insights.
NPI 2013 Asia-Pacific presents the output of research articles from nations and institutes published in the 18 Nature-branded primary research journals in the Asia-Pacific in 2013. BGI, with 32 articles, was ranked 5th in China, following Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Tsinghua University and Peking University. BGI also came in the top five institutions for both Nature Genetics and Nature Biotechnology, in second and fourth places respectively. BGI retained its 5th place in China over the past five years (2009-2013) with 73 articles.
Since its establishment in 1999, BGI has formed a solid foundation in scientific strengths with more than 100 high-impact publications in Nature journals. It has been listed in China’s Top ten for the fourth consecutive year. BGI and its collaborators have published many cover stories in Nature, including Human Genome Project, 1000 genomes project, International Human HapMap Project, panda genome, ancient human genome, the first Asian genome, chicken genome, Chinese hamster ovary genome, potato genome, and human gut microbial gene catalogue. The human gut genome was also selected as Research Highlights of Nature.