Jay Flatley created a market for DNA sequencing from scratch — and the result is the largest genetics company you've never heard of

How often do you think about your genes?

While the answer may be "rarely" or "never," these tiny chunks of DNA can reveal a lot about us, from where we come from to what diseases we may be predisposed to.

And there's another aspect of your genes you probably also rarely think of: Who owns the tech that makes testing for all that information possible?

Illumina might not necessarily be a company with a household name, but  it has an immense presence within the life sciences industry....

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