Building a library of digital life through collaboration

As the largest genome sequencing center in the world, BGI and BGI Americas aim to build a library of digital life, which includes 1,000 plant and animal reference genomes, 10,000 microorganism genomes and the discovery of prevalent and rare mutations in monogenic and complex diseases.  With our powerful next-generation sequencing platforms and $100M in initial funding, we are seeking international collaborators who would be interested in providing animal, plant, microorganism or clinical specimens; financial support; or their expertise and participation in functional investigations beyond sequencing.  To initiate collaboration with us or to learn more about this project, please visit the official Library of Digital Life website.

Past Projects

Category Project
Human Genetics Yanhuang Project
The Human Pan-genome Project
The Human Metagenome Project
The Ancient Human Genome Project
The Exome Project for High Altitude
Plant & Animal Whole Genome Sequencing The Cucumber Genome Project
The International Giant Panda Genome Project
Silkworm Re-sequencing Project
Transcriptomes Rice Transcriptome Project
Epigenetics A  method for studying methylome map in silkworm


On-going Projects

Category Project
Human Genetics The International 1000 Genomes Project
The International Cancer Genome Project
Diabetes-associated Genes and Variations Study (LUCAMP)
Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT)
The 1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project The Potato Genome Project
The Orchid Genome Project
The International Initiative for Pigeonpea Genomics
The Symbiont Genome Project
The genome projects of three Extreme-Environment Animals
The Arabian Camel Genome Project
The International Big Cats Genome Project
The Ruminant Genomes Project
The Genome 10K Project
Whole Genome Resequencing The Domestication Study in Rice
Transcriptomes 1000 Plants Transcriptomes Sequencing Project
Microorganisms Metagenomics of Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT)
Ten Thousand Microbial Genomes Project
Epigenetics The method for human Genome DNA Methylation