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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