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When I saw your post, I've already decided not to read all your baloney again and waste any of my time further!!!
I'm deciding to report you!!! Another poster who has messaged me is also thinking the same!!!
Chinese, American scientists have sequenced and analyzed a portion of genomes of over 140,000 pregnant women in China, the largest-scale genetic analysis of Chinese people to date, revealing associations between genes and birth outcomes, including the birth of twins and a woman's age at first pregnancy.
The study published on Thursday in the journal Cell also allowed researchers to reconstruct the intermarriage of different ethnic groups in China, and promised to help identify genes that make people susceptible to infectious diseases.
Researchers from BGI-Shenzhen used data from non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to sequence randomly 6 to 10 percent of each mother's genome.
"Although non-invasive prenatal testing is low-pass sequencing," said the study's co-senior author Xu Xun from BIG-Shenzhen, a genome sequencing center in China. "There's still a chance that using this data with a large population size will help us to have a much broader vision of what the Chinese genetic population looks like."
NIPT, a test that sequences small amounts of a mother's cell-free DNA to screen for fetal trisomy, has been growing in popularity in China. It has been administered to approximately 6 to 7 million Chinese women.
They found that the variation in a gene called NRG1 was linked to a greater or lesser incidence of twins. One variant of the gene is more common in mothers with twins and is associated with hyperthyroidism.
A variant of another gene, EMB, was associated with older first-time mothers, according to the study.
Also, the DNA sequencing in maternal blood revealed links between viruses and genes that determine susceptibility to disease. A variation in one gene was associated with a higher concentration of herpesvirus 6 in a mother's blood.
Herpesvirus 6 is the most common cause of the relatively benign baby rash called roseola, but a high "viral load" correlates with more severe symptoms. People with Alzheimer's disease also have higher levels of herpesvirus 6 in their brains.
"It's amazing that this is even possible that you can take these massive samples and do association mapping to see what the genetic variants are that explain human traits," said co-author Rasmus Nielsen, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, who oversaw the computational analysis performed by researchers at BGI in Shenzhen, China.
The study looked at 141,431 participants including 36 of China's 55 ethnic minority groups.
"We're excited about the volume: our participants represent 1/10,000 of the Chinese population, so it really is large sampling and a good reflection of the entire population," said co-senior author Jin Xin with BGI-Shenzhen and South China University of Technology.
This is a low-pass, rather than whole, genome sequencing but from many individuals which is cheaper to get but can still tell a lot, according to the researchers.
Their proof-of-concept analyses allowed scientists to identify patterns in the evolutionary history of China's different ethnic groups, to pinpoint novel genetic loci linked to phenotypes like height and BMI, and to identify viral DNA distributions specific to the Chinese genome.
The researchers also found that many Chinese had genetic variants common among Indians, Southeast Asians and, along the route of the ancient Silk Road, Europeans.
Now, BIG-Shenzhen is analyzing the genomes of one million Chinese women who underwent non-invasive prenatal testing.
This lady works fast! I confess that I was a little bit skeptical, in a way. It depends how it's done. My sense is that she should structure the company so that she can also sell to Haier, Hisense, Midea, TCL and whoever else, because scale in this industry is important. Also, if the fabrication is outsourced, it should be to somebody on the mainland, so that the production equipment sector can also benefit. It can be SMIC, Huali, or whatever, or she can buy her own equipment. Anyway, she doesn't seem to need my advice!Va JSCh
Gree Sets Up Semiconductor Unit to Help China Make Chips at Home
DATE: WED, 08/22/2018 - 15:03 / SOURCE:YICAI
Gree Sets Up Semiconductor Unit to Help China Make Chips at Home
(Yicai Global) Aug. 22 -- Chinese appliance maker Gree Electric, best known for its air conditioners, has set up a CNY1 billion (USD146 million) chipmaking subsidiary after several claims that it would enter the semiconductor business as the country looks to reduce reliance on imports.
Gree is the sole shareholder in Zhuhai Zero Border Integrated Circuit, while the new unit’s legal representative is Dong Mingzhu -- Gree’s chair and one of China’s most successful businesswomen -- according to data from the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System. The firm’s registered business scope covers a broad range of areas, including chipmaking, the Internet of Things and software for mobile devices.
The firm announced in April that it would not pay out dividends for 2017, the first time in over a decade. Instead, Dong told shareholders that the company would be using the profit to foray into other sectors, particularly chipmaking, in which Dong said she was prepared to invest as much as CNY50 billion -- or more than double last year’s net income.
Semiconductors have been a hot topic in the world’s second-largest economy after the United States reprimanded one of China’s biggest telecoms equipment makers, ZTE, in April for illegally selling American technology to Iran and North Korea and failing to punish employees behind the scheme.
The US forbade domestic companies from selling technology to the firm, bringing ZTE to a standstill until American lawmakers lifted the ban after US President Donald Trump stepped in. ZTE may have escaped the ordeal, but the debacle highlighted major holes in China’s domestic chip development.
In order to nurture its own semiconductor unit, Gree plans to quadruple revenue to CNY600 billion (USD87.7 billion) within five years, Dong said in June, adding that by 2019 she expects all of the company’s air conditioners to be using its own chips. The half-decade goal might seem farfetched, but income soared 45 percent annually to CNY150 billion in 2017, with air-con sales making up about 82 percent of all revenue. If it wants to hit the target, it will need income to increase by an average of just under 32 percent a year.
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that's what amazes me about China I mean several-million towns I couldn't place on a map(cont)
A passenger train passes a station on Line 1 in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo. The city of 8 million residents has had two lines in service since 2014, with more than 170km under construction. ...