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Ancestry Layoffs

Ancestry is laying off about 6 percent of its workforce — about 100 people — due to a decline in customer demand during the last 18 months, as GenomeWeb has reported.

In a blog post, Margo Georgiadis, president and chief executive officer of Ancestry, says that the DNA market is at an inflection point, as most early adopters of testing have already sought it. 

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