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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seven months after laying off 55 employees and reducing the hours of 315 hourly workers in a cost-cutting move, The Jackson Laboratory is back in hiring mode, with plans to create 50 new jobs, following surges in mouse sales and federal research grants.

The new jobs will not be any of the positions eliminated in March, when the genetics research institute laid off the 55 staffers, who held a variety of administrative, operations, and support jobs.

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