Illumina has hired Kevin Shianna as a sequencing specialist. Previously he was deputy scientific director of sequencing operations at the New York Genome Center. Prior to joining the NYGC he was at Duke University Medical Center where he was most recently an assistant professor and director of operations of the Center for Human Genome Variation.

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