At Illumina, the ‘Era of the Genome’ Has Arrived. But What Role Will the Company Play?

May 17, 2021

(STAT News) – But the best moment is also fresh: deSouza, 50, said he got goosebumps when he saw videos of trucks filled with mRNA vaccine on the move. Illumina’s technology was used to decipher the genetic code that went into developing these vaccines. The company’s DNA sequencing technology is also being used to track variants of the SAR-CoV-2 virus. In a sense, just as the pandemic gave drug makers a chance to show what they could do, it has also demonstrated the potential of the large-scale study of genetics, known as genomics. (Read Full Article)