Ex-BGI CEO sets up AI-enabled health data mining operation

Jun Wang The former CEO of Chinese sequencing giant BGI has started his new venture, iCarbonX. As expected, iCarbonX will build a deep, broad pool of health data and develop an artificial intelligence platform to dig into the resource for insights into how to treat diseases. Details of iCarbonX gleaned by China Daily at the official unveiling of the business in Shenzhen, China, suggest ex-BGI CEO Jun Wang is following the plan he shared with Nature News shortly after leaving his previous post. The vision presented at the launch party was of a business built upon a repository of proteomic, metabolomic, microbiomic and other omic data, which will be paired to phenotypic, social and environmental information. Wang thinks that interrogating such a resource will lead to advances in how individualsā€¦


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