NEW YORK, July 27 - A month after taking the helm as interim CEO of the National Center for Genome Resources, Miguel Rios eliminated eight staff positions yesterday. In an interview Friday with GenomeWeb, Rios said most of the layoffs were made in administrative staff and that no technical or scientific jobs were cut. 

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