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Waters to Cut Around 70 Jobs in Bid to Cut Costs in US, Europe

NEW YORK, March 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Waters will lay off about 70 employees in a bid to cut costs in the US and Europe, the company said in its annual report yesterday.


The company said it will take a one-time restructuring charge this year of $5 million to $7 million.


Waters said cost-cutting measures will conclude in the third quarter. In addition to the lay-offs, Waters will close an office in the Netherlands.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.