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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Saying that it does not believe its Chemical and Applied Markets division can achieve "acceptable financial performance" in the next two years, Bruker today said that it plans to sell and/or restructure certain parts of the CAM business, resulting in an expected 200 to 250

Privately held molecular diagnostics firm PrimeraDx has been forced to downsize as it undergoes a restructuring and attempts to put together a new round of financing to fund future activities, PCR Insider has learned.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today announced sweeping changes to its organization in order to maintain growth in its existing markets and to move into new ones.

Merck this week announced a broad restructuring that will include the elimination of roughly 8,500 jobs and a reduction in the company's annual operating expenses by $2.5 billion by the end of 2015.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fitch Ratings today affirmed its long-term rating on Agilent Technologies' debt at 'BBB+' and revised its outlook to stable from positive, following Agilent's announcement earlier in the day that it would

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies announced today that it will split into two publicly-traded companies — one focused on its life science and diagnostics business and the other on its electronic measurement business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Norwegian biomarker diagnostics firm DiaGenic today announced the initiation of a cost reduction program, which includes the elimination of an undisclosed number of jobs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic in Florida said today that it has received a $5 million private donation to help fund the launch and operations of a new clinical center in Jacksonville that will use genomic technologies to tailor treatments to individual patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today announced a restructuring of the company that includes the resignation of its President and COO Gailina Liew and a reduction in headcount of about 60 percent of its staff.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex said after the close of the market Wednesday that it will undertake a restructuring that will result in an undisclosed number of employees being laid off and its Brisbane, Australia office being closed.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.