The future of Gene Logic’s genomics and toxicogenomics division hung in the balance last week as the company announced plans to lay off 80 of the unit’s employees and a 67-percent decline in second-quarter sales dragged down total revenue by nearly half.
 
The results couldn’t have been farther from what Gene Logic had planned for its genomics business this year when CFO Phil Rohrer said in February said that for 2006 it expected its genomics business to continue to grow.
 

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Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

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