NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina President Francis deSouza has taken a seat on the firm's board of directors. The company said this week that it added a spot on the board, boosting its number from nine to 10 seats, to accommodate deSouza. He will stand for re-election at the firm's 2014 shareholder meeting.

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