NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has launched a business accelerator program intended to help startups and early-stage companies working on next-generation sequencing applications.

The firm has partnered with technology investor Yuri Milner, who has invested in Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, and 23andMe, among other tech startups, and Silicon Valley Bank to provide funding and guidance for program participants.

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