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Tadataka Yamada M.D. Joins BGI as Scientific Advisory Board Chairman

SHENZHEN, China, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI today announced that Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, M.D., has joined BGI to serve as its Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Dr. Yamada has extensive experience and insight in medical healthcare. He currently is the Chairman and Co-founder at Outpost Medicine, and a Venture Partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners. During his career, he served as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, President of Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chairman of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline and a member of the Board of Directors, past president of American Physician Association, and the physician-in-chief of University of Michigan Medical System.

With increasing numbers of genetic diseases and cancer patients in...