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. 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." 23andMe Lays off 100 Employees Across Consumer Business The layoffs occurred across 23andMe's consumer business, which is being restructured, but did not impact its therapeutics business. Veritas Genetics Halts US Operations, Lays Off More Than 30 In a Twitter message dated Dec. 4, the company said it is suspending its US operations for the time being "due to an unexpected adverse financing situation." Illumina to Lay Off 58 Employees The firm disclosed to the state of California that it plans to lay off 42 employees in San Diego and 16 employees in Foster City. 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 Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.