By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences said after the close of the market on Monday that it has cut 40 jobs this quarter as part of a consolidation and reorganization of its business.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based maker of a single-molecule sequencing platform said that around half of the company's remaining 40 employees are supported by National Institutes of Health funding for research aimed at improving its technology.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.