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BGI Touts Eventual Merck Deal

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Beijing Genomics and Merck intend to collaborate, using BGI resources primarily to analyze genomic and epigenetic data off of Merck samples. The announcement was more than just a shot across the bow signaling BGI's intent to dominate the gene sequencing services world. It could eventually extend into the clinical arena, which could open up another whole new collaborative - and competitive - area with the West.

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