A member of staff handles samples at the gene bank. Photo: Xinhua

China opens first national gene bank, aiming to house hundreds of millions of samples

Data previously stored in facilities in US, Japan and Britain now gathered under single roof

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A member of staff handles samples at the gene bank. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.