By: Jianli Yang – February 17, 2021
Advancement in genetic engineering and biotechnology have wondrous utilization in medicine yet also frightening implications, including for military affairs.
In a new discovery, China’s biggest biotech company BGI Group (Beijing Genomics Institute) have been found to share strong ties with People’s Liberation Army. At the fulcrum, the company has been named as having “evident links” to the Chinese government.
Tracing back the company’s history, the BGI was formed in 1999 to participate in the Human Genome Project, which grew from a research institute that decoded the DNA of pandas and rice plants, to an institute active in animal cloning, health testing and contract research. [Continue Reading…]