SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27 – Applied Precision has laid off 10 percent of its workforce as it embarks on a broad corporate restructuring program, a source familiar with the company told GenomeWeb  on Saturday.

The privately held bioarray firm, based in Issaquah, Wash., initiated the downsizing earlier this month, the source said at the 2001 annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference, held here through Sunday. Before the layoffs the company employed 190 people, according to its website.

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