Apr 7, 2017

Chinese biotech scientists plan to use big data in war on cancer

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China has made the precision medicine field a focus of its 13th five-year plan, and its companies have been embarking on ambitious efforts to collect a vast trove of genetic and health data, researching how to identify cancer markers in blood, and launching consumer technologies that aim to tap potentially life-saving information. The push offers insight into China’s growing ambitions in science and biotechnology, areas where it has traditionally lagged developed nations like the United States.

Precision medicine a focus of latest five-year plan.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 February, 2017, 1:42pm.

UPDATED : Thursday, 09 February, 2017, 1:42pm.

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