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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its headcount by 243 as part of restructuring efforts during the past two completed quarters, the Waltham, Mass.-based firm disclosed in its quarterly earnings report this week.

WaferGen Biosystems this week said that it has cut 20 jobs in order to cut costs and provide "more operational flexibility."

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Bio-systems announced today a reorganization of its business, which resulted in the elimination of about 20 jobs during the first quarter.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific is cutting 43 jobs from its Milwaukee facility, the company announced on Thursday.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer will be laying off workers at a Connecticut facility as it transfers some operations to facilities in the UK and Singapore.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion today announced a restructuring program to reduce headcount and expenses.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The past year saw several high-profile firms in the genomics tools and molecular diagnostics industries undertake restructurings and/or layoffs amid challenging economic conditions.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.