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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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

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