Tencent-backed iCarbonX in digital life push

Wang Jun is an expert in genomics and life science. Here he tells FinanceAsia about his business plans for a digital life with iCarbonX – China's latest unicorn.

“Setting up a business is a romance between a group of people.” That at least is how Wang Jun sees it, having in January pinned the assertion onto his account with Weibo, China's equivalent to Twitter. 

So the former chief executive and co-founder of Beijing Genomics Institute was presumably seeking to rekindle the magic when three months earlier he set up his own biotech firm iCarbonX.

Wang, who spent 16 years at BGI and helped to establish the Chinese genome sequencing giant, is one of China's most renowned experts on genomics and life science.

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