NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Broad Institute confirmed that it is laying off 27 employees as the National Institutes of Health stopped funding for a program, and the institute separately decided to refocus its therapeutic development efforts.

The institute confirmed the layoffs to GenomeWeb Daily News in an email, saying the reduction in headcount comes as the NIH ended a program for service centers it had previously established to run chemical screens for labs around the country. The program was called the Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network.

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