| Illumina is engaged in sequencing- and array-based solutions for genetic and genomic analysis. Co.'s products and services enable the adoption of genomic solutions in research and clinical settings. Co.'s principal products, services, and technologies are: sequencing, which includes Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, a process of determining the order of nucleotide bases (A, C, G, or T) in a DNA sample; arrays, which are used for a range of DNA and RNA analysis applications; consumables, which Co. has developed various library preparation and sequencing kits; and services, which provides whole-genome sequencing, genotyping, noninvasive prenatal testing, and product support services. |
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