NEW YORK, Sept. 19 – DNA Sciences has sacked its chairman and CEO, Hugh Reinhoff, last week and intends to lay off roughly half of its workforce, GenomeWeb learned late on Wednesday.

Steve Lehrer, 41, formerly chief business officer at DNA Sciences, assumed the duties of chairman and CEO on Sept. 10.

There were no other changes at the executive level, the company said.

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