By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The past year saw several high-profile firms in the genomics tools and molecular diagnostics industries undertake restructurings and/or layoffs amid challenging economic conditions.

Several of GenomeWeb Daily News' most-viewed articles for 2011 centered on those job cuts. Below is a list of the top 10 most-viewed articles on GWDN for the year:

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.