By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington University in St. Louis said today that its Genome Institute has laid off 54 employees in response to reductions in funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute for its large-scale sequencing program.

WUSTL said the layoffs, which will take effect in November, will cut its staff of 327 by around 17 percent and will affect employees in most areas of the institute, including analysis, assembly, production, informatics, and administration.

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