NEW YORK, April 18 - Orchid Bioscience said today it will fire 15 percent of its staff, or about 90 people, shift several operations, and shutter a number of facilities outright.

The company said it hopes the restructuring, which is expected to continue through the fall, will help it become profitable by the end of next year.

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