Despite the warning signs, it was a shock to many when Texas-based firm Genometrix shut its doors. After eliminating the CEO position in December, the board told management to find a buyer or private financing. Three rounds of layoffs brought the 100-strong company to a roster of three dozen, and the company finally closed down in late June. A handful of people were left to face resurrecting or liquidating what was left. Amid the confusion, one thing was clear: the paths out of Genometrix were many.