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Illumina is a global leader in genomics—an industry at the intersection of biology and technology. We are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world and make genomics useful for all. Our efforts enable life-changing ...
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    We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, we were named a Military Times Best for Vets Employer. Thank you to all our #veteran employees that continue to give back by serving as mentors, participating on career panels, and supporting our recruitment efforts to grow the veteran talent pool. Our iSERVED Employee Resource Group also partners with various VSO (Veteran Service Organizations) by hosting cohorts throughout the year introducing our company and business to transition veterans.


    Did you miss #AMP2022? We presented key studies in collaboration with Labcorp. The focus was two rare but therapeutically relevant gene fusions in #cancer that cannot be detected by DNA sequencing alone. #RNA #CGP

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    58% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Illumina as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Illumina.

    46% of employees think that Illumina has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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