Facing Bioinformatics Funding Crunch, NCGR Lays Off Programmers, Focuses on Sequencing | GenomeWeb
The National Center for Genome Resources, founded in 1994 to develop informatics tools for the Human Genome Project when it was still managed by the Department of Energy, is turning its back on bioinformatics in the face of a funding crisis.
Two weeks ago, NCGR laid off around one-third of its staff — all but two of whom are software engineers — as part of an effort to cut costs as it shifts its focus to DNA sequencing.

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