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A week after Illumina announced its new high-throughput sequencing platform, the HiSeq X Ten, the New York Genome Center said it has purchased one of

Kevin Shianna has left the New York Genome Center, where he was most recently deputy scientific director of sequencing operations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center and the University of Buffalo have received $105 million in state funding to work together in pursuing genomic medicine advances and computational biomedical research, NYGC and UB said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center officially launched at its new facility in downtown Manhattan today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured statements by NYGC President and Scientific Director Robert Darnell and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The New York Genome Center has begun to move into its new home in downtown Manhattan and plans to have its sequencing operations up and running next month, prior to a "ribbon-cutting ceremony" in mid-September.

The New York Genome Center has a number of new hires (

Gina Costa is now senior director of genomic applications at Illumina. She joins Illumina from Life Technologies, where she was senior director of genetic analysis, working on development of the Ion Torrent and SOLiD sequencing technologies.

Nancy Kelley has stepped down from her post as founding executive director of the New York Genome Center. Kelley had been the driving force behind the center's creation and last November had also taken on the role of chief operating officer.

Three months after the New York Genome Center appointed Bob Darnell as its first president and scientific director, the organization appears to be entering a new phase, with the departure of its founding executive director, Nancy Kelley, and emerging plans for a variety of scient

This story was originally published Nov. 28.

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