layoffs Progenity to Cut Workforce as Third-Party Payor Seeks $27.4M for Alleged Overpayment The firm said it will dispute the claim of overpayment and will separately negotiate with the undisclosed payor for in-network status. Cuts at Some Health Tech Startups Stat News reports some health tech startups are laying off or furloughing workers. Slower Times CNBC discusses factors contributing to the state of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Ancestry Layoffs Ancestry is laying off about 6 percent of its workforce due to a decline in customer demand. Ancestry Lays off 6 Percent of Employees due to Consumer Slump CEO Margo Georgiadis said that the company has "seen a slowdown in consumer demand across the entire DNA category." May 24, 2019 Helix, DNA Test Providers Discuss Challenges of App Marketplace Model Premium May 21, 2019 Helix Reduces Workforce, Closes Offices Amid Strategic Shift Jan 23, 2019 Microbial Genomics Firm uBiome Lays Off 55 Employees Jan 9, 2019 Canon BioMedical Ceases Operations Jun 22, 2018 Roche to Close NimbleGen Site, Lay Off 79 by Mid-2020 May 31, 2018 3D Signatures Lays Off Employees, Will Declare Bankruptcy Jan 19, 2018 Claritas Genomics Shuts Down Operations Sep 5, 2017 Rosetta Genomics Announces Layoffs Aug 11, 2017 NantHealth Lays Off 300 as It Posts 17 Percent Decline in Q2 Revenues Jul 4, 2017 Interleukin Shutting Down Genetic Testing Program, Lays Off Staff Jan 7, 2017 Cancer Genetics Lays Off Staff Jan 6, 2017 Counsyl Lays Off Oncology Sales Team Dec 15, 2016 Roche's Ventana Lays Off 84 in Bid to Address Business Challenges Apr 8, 2016 Counsyl Lays Off 27 Employees Mar 23, 2016 Interpace Announces Additional Job Cuts as Part of Restructuring Feb 12, 2016 RainDance Reorganizes, Focusing on New Products for Single-Cell Analysis, Linked Reads for Phasing Jan 11, 2016 Sequenom Reports Prelim 2015 Earnings Below Analyst Estimates Dec 7, 2015 GeneNews Borrows $400k, Lays Off 16 to Restructure Following IDL Woes Dec 2, 2015 Complete Genomics Laying off 186 Employees Dec 1, 2015 PDI Cuts Four Percent of Staff Ahead of Commercial Services Divestiture Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.