The Spanish National Cancer Research Center will be laying off 64 workers, including 28 staff scientists and support staff, the Nature News Blog reports. The move comes as the center faces funding problems.

The temporary contracts for a further 36 workers will not be renewed. In all, there will be a 13 percent reduction of the center's staff, the Nature News Blog adds.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

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