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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will cut 24 employees from its Genome Sequencing Platform because new genomics technologies have made some staff unnecessary.

"The rapid evolution of DNA sequencing technologies has required the Broad Institute to transition its genome sequencing efforts from performing high-throughput work on the traditional technologies to actively developing and optimizing the use of next-generation high-throughput sequencing technologies," Broad said in an e-mail statement to reporters this week.

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