In an effort to raise awareness for its clinical whole-genome sequencing test, Illumina plans to expand its "Understand Your Genome" symposium program next year.

The company has more than quadrupled the number of genes it analyzes for the clinical interpretation of the test results since last year and is working on ways to update the interpretation for past customers of the test.

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