NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Center for Genome Resources has laid off around one-third of its staff as it shifts its focus from bioinformatics and software development to DNA sequencing, GenomeWeb Daily News has learned.
 
NCGR CEO Stephen Kingsmore announced the plans to his staff last Tuesday, and the lay-offs took place two days later, according to people familiar with the event.
 

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