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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix on Tuesday said that it plans to lay off more than 100 employees, or around 8 percent of its workforce, in a restructuring effort expected to save the firm around $25 million on an annualized basis.

The company also reported preliminary fourth-quarter 2012 revenue of $84 million, in line with consensus analyst estimates. Total revenue included $18 million from its eBioscience business unit, which it acquired for $315 million last year.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

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Feb
20
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This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.

Feb
26
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Autogen

This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.