Diagnostic odysseys for children with rare and undiagnosed diseases average seven years in length and include multiple inconclusive tests, surgeries and procedures, many of which do not result in answers or treatment options for these children and their families. The iHope network is helping shorten these journeys for families all around the world. Click the #linkinbio to learn more about the power of iHope.
Episode #49 of the Illumina #GenomicsPodcast is live! Paul Browmann speaks to Professor Susan Clark, Research Director of #Genomics about studying #DNA methylation & the role of epigenetics in human biology and cancer. Listen now: https://radiopublic.com/illumina-genomics-podcast-6vyKww/ep/s1!31af5 #PODCAST
How does someone find their mission in life? WIRED magazine tells the story of our own VP of Research, Ryan Taft, and how an introduction to a father looking for answers to help his sick son led him not only to Illumina, but also down the path of becoming one of the world’s leading experts in helping find answers for rare genetic diseases. #IlluminaProud
It's #NationalBeerLoversDay! What are the secrets behind your favorite beer? Next generation sequencing and microbes may be the answer to a great beer with just the right flavor, consistency, aroma, and color. It's all in the yeast – the microbe that makes grain, hops, and water into beer! #Genomics
You've probably seen some news stories about Scotland's favorite aquatic animal this week... but how do scientists get these results, and why should we believe them? Do you want to understand more about the science behind environmental DNA testing? Click our #LINKINBIO and read all about the fascinating research being done to learn the truth about #Nessie! #LochNess #LochNessMonster
We sat down with Nobel Laureate #FrancesArnold to learn what inspires her and what she’d like future STEM leaders to know. Read more in our News Center (link in bio).
Susan Tousi, SVP Product Development at Illumina, was featured on the September cover of @SanDiegoMag for being the “First San Diego Woman to Lead Product Development at a $47B Company.” Congratulations, Susan! #IlluminaProud #SanDiego #LifeatIllumina
For more than 50 years, Groupement Agricole d’Exploitation en Commun (GAEC) des Peupliers, a 110-hectare farm, has graced the banks of the Loire River between the cities of Nantes and Angers. Antoine Charrier, the coproprietor of the farm, is a fourth-generation cattle breeder with a herd of 50 Holsteins and another herd of 50 Charolais. Farming has changed dramatically in the past few decades. “To support a family, my grandfather had 20–30 animals,” the 55-year-old farmer said. “My parents’ generation was expected to produce a bit more. To support even one person today, we need at least 50 cows.” In the past, farmers worked independently to produce food for their families and the local area. However, the demands on Charolais farmers are higher today and they are expected to produce more than their predecessors for export. “There are more people to feed and fewer farmers,” Charrier said. “So, we have had to adapt. Our farms are bigger and there is more livestock on each farm.” Advances in technology, particularly in the field of genomics, can now help farmers like Charrier keep up with today’s demands by genotyping information to manage the growth of his herd. #genomics #cattle #farming
A genetic abnormality made @IAMLILBUB a cat celebrity. What if her genetic data could improve medical care for all cats? A team of researchers set out to sequence Lil Bub's genome & change the path of precision veterinary medicine. #InternationalCatDay Learn more on the Illumina News Center - just search Lil Bub! #linkinBio #DNA #Cats