Concerns raised about China’s gene giant in UK universities
Chinese genomics giant, BGI Group, which runs the state-owned national gene bank, is believed to have significant and long-standing ties to the Chinese Communist Party and the country’s military.
In recent years, twenty major UK universities have received over £40 million from state-linked Chinese companies.
Other universities have previously had commercial links with BGI subsidiaries, it is claimed.
However, Exeter University which has a running contract with a BGI subsidiary involving data