NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – California consumer genomics company 23andMe has confirmed that it has laid off some of its workers as part of an effort to maintain competitiveness and respond to a weak economy, the company said.

The firm did not say how many positions have been cut or what parts of the company were hit by the layoffs.

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