BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key technology news from the past week:
CHINA'S LARGEST ROCKET
The third Long March-5 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket, was transported to Qinglan Port in Wenchang in south China's Hainan Province, according to the China National Space Administration.
China will choose an ideal time to launch the rocket after it completes assembly and a series of tests.
China has established a genome engineering and therapy research center in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province.
The Center for Genome Engineering and Therapy is engaged in deepening research on genome editing, gene therapy and cell therapy, as well as bringing China's synthetic biology in line with international practices.
The manned cabin made of titanium alloy, a core component of China's new manned submersible, has passed acceptance tests, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Developed by researchers from the Institute of Metal Research under the CAS, the manned cabin featuring light weight, high strength and high anti-corrosion capacity can hold three people and has passed a hydrostatic pressure test, the institute said in a statement.
RICE MOLECULAR BREEDING
Chinese researchers have developed a knowledge base for molecular breeding of rice to facilitate the breeding of different rice varieties.
With the development of genome sequencing technology, large amounts of genomic and phenotypic data have been accumulated in the fields of crop genomic research. The integration and deep mining of these data are key for crop breeding.