The Broad Institute is laying off 22 people because of a decrease in funding to a federal grant, the Boston Globe reports. The grant in question, awarded to Bruce Birren for an infectious disease-focused genome sequencing center, was renewed and is still being funded, though at a lower funding level than before.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

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