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This final chapter shifts to South China, where BGI Genomics provides an important contrast to Biopolis in its mix of a commercial global thrust and the use of ethnicity in a national framing of genomic science. BGI has become “a global DNA assembly factory” for having sequenced most of the world’s life-forms. Domestically, bgi deploys official minzu categories that reinforce the national model of Han majority versus non-Han minorities. A Tibetan-Han DNA study looks for the “athlete gene” that may provide insights for developing therapies for Han people who lack this physiological adaptation to living in oxygen-thin highlands. This preemptive...

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