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Roche is letting 6 percent of its workforce, or about 4,800 people, go, reports Ed Silverman at Pharmalot. A Roche statement on its Operational Excellence Program says that 800 cuts will be to product development staff and 600 cuts to research and early development positions, while sales and marketing will bear the largest share of the cuts, with a loss of 2,650 positions.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.