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Bowen Zhao

Director
Cognitive Genomics Laboratory
2013 Innovator Under 35

Zhao, Bowen lives in Shenzhen, China. He dropped out of high school and started his research at the age of 17. Supported by BGI Research and Shenzhen Government, Bowen set up Cognitive Genomics Laboratory (CGL) in 2011. A Gene-Trait Association Study of g is one major research carried out in the lab under his direction, which is also the first ever large scale cognitive genomics research conducted using whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology. This research is aiming to reveal the genetic basis of human intelligence.