Omics Future On Personalized Medicine, Computer Breeding And Open Platform

Staff Writer | | November 4, 2013

As one of the most influential and fruitful annual conference in "Omics", the 8th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-8) was successfully concluded on November 1st with numerous updates provided on on-going research applying today's accurate and affordable technologies to advancing human health and agricultural breeding. The three-day conference, co-organized by BGI and GigaScience Journal, also provided an excellent platform for deeply discussing the challenges and opportunities brought by the continuing explosion of big data.

Professor Huanming Yang, Chairman of BGI, opened the conference with his warm welcome remarks to over 400 worldwide participants, including an elite class of world-class researchers and industry decision makers. The prestigious speakers brought their excellent presentations covering various topics on emerging technologies and tools, human diseases, crop improvement, and science's advocacy.

Having a DNA Dream and Celebrating the Milestones of Life Science

Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 has caused such a sensation and is still widely circulated today. In his opening speech, Professor Yang elaborated his dream, a DNA dream: To sequence everything on the planet for satisfying the demand of green development; to sequence everybody in the world for a healthy future.