Illumina Genomics Research

Illumina Research and Innovation

At Illumina, innovation and research align with a commitment to scientific access, data, and community. These values underpin our leadership in genomic research and clinical applications.

Our scientists help drive progress in how we aggregate, analyze, and interpret genomic data for meaningful insights. Illumina research fuels innovative ways to study, diagnose, and treat disease. Explore some of our latest efforts here.

Recent Discoveries by Illumina Scientists

The Challenge of Somatic Variant Detection Accuracy in Liquid Biopsy Addressed by the DRAGEN Platform with UMIs

Illumina scientists present a method using unique molecular identifiers (UMIs) and the power of the DRAGEN platform to reduce noise and errors to enable accurate somatic variant calling in ctDNA.

Building the ultimate RNA “body map” using comprehensive, deep transcriptome analysis

Four complementary RNA-Seq methods using hundreds of cell types and tissues produced the most comprehensive atlas of the human transcriptome to date.

Population-based metrics to stratify somatic variant calling performance

Sequencing quality is not uniform across the genome and impacts somatic variants calling. Here we quantify the performance gap between high-and low-quality regions.

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Informatics Portfolio

Our comprehensive software tools offer rapid, accurate secondary analysis, flexible and secure data storage, scalable infrastructure, and more.

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Metagenomics, COVID-19, & Emerging Pathogens

Robert Schlaberg and Lauge Farnaes from IdByDNA discuss use of metagenomics to identify emerging pathogens.

Genomic Tumor Profiling and Precision Oncology

Dr. Rachel Sanborn of the Providence Cancer Institute explains how genomics technologies are empowering precision oncology.

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Bioengineer Career Profile

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Bioinformatician Career Profile

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Genomics News

The Soil Secrets That Could Help Feed the World
The Soil Secrets That Could Help Feed the World

How one St. Louis company is using sequencing to identify microbes that naturally control pests and boost agricultural yields

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Using Analytics to Improve Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy Selection
Using Analytics to Improve Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy Selection

Developing and automating best-practice workflows that make analyzing, processing, and disseminating genomic data accessible to researchers and clinicians.

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Australia’s PrOSPeCT Project Is Sequencing Thousands of Cancer Patients
Australia’s PrOSPeCT Project Is Sequencing Thousands of Cancer Patients

Public/private partnership expands access to comprehensive genomic profiling to improve patient care and advance drug discovery

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