Following a decision by the national development reform committee in January 2011, Shenzhen Huaqiao University’s Gene Research Institute set up national gene pool whose pool sample size has reached by now 1.3 million, of which of 1.15 million are human samples, and 150.000 are animals, plant, microorganisms and other samples. By the end of 2013, it is expected to achieve 10 million samples, and by the end of 2015, 30 million biological sample will be stored.

China Industrial Biotechnology Network, Dec. 19, 2012