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Thermo Fisher Scientific has reduced its headcount by about 890 through the first nine months of the year, including 450 during the third quarter, it disclosed in it quarterly earnings document filed today with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its third-quarter revenues dropped around 14 percent year over year on lower product sales.

Illumina President and CEO Jay Flatley said this week that the company has installed nearly 1,000 of its Eco real-time PCR systems since it launched the platform in July 2010 after acquiring biotech firm Helixis.

Illumina filed a document with the US Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing that it will cut 200 jobs from its global workforce.

This article has been updated to include additional information from Illumina's conference call.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abbott today announced that it will split into two separate, publicly-traded companies — one focused on diversified medical products and the other on research-based pharmaceuticals.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its number of employees by 72 as part of a restructuring plan during its recently completed second quarter, the company disclosed this week.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.