NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – 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.

She has also held positions at Agencourt Bioscience and Roche's 454 Life Sciences.

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