NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Richard Shippy has joined Illumina as director of global product marketing for clinical genomics within the San Diego firm's diagnostics division.

In his new role, Shippy will be responsible for product marketing activities covering clinical genomics with an emphasis on cytogenomics, and will be working with BlueGnome to advance array designs for that market segment. Illumina acquired BlueGnome in September.

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