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Human Genome Sciences Cuts Workforce by 7%
Human Genome Sciences Inc. laid off 78 workers -- 7 percent of its workforce -- in the largest job reduction in the Rockville biotechnology company's 11-year history.

In the News
India Harvests First Biotech Cotton Crop: Controversy Surrounds Policy Change (Post, May 4, 2003)

To Feed Hungry Africans, Firms Plant Seeds of Science (Post, March 11, 2003)

In Key Test, U.S. Allows Sale of Genetically Engineered Corn (Post, Feb. 26, 2003)

Old Laws, New Fish: Environmental Regulation of Gene-Altered Foods Is a Gray Area (Post, Jan. 15, 2003)

Swiss Firm Plans to Share Rice Genome (Post, March 28, 2002)

Merck to Spin Off Medco Unit: Drugmaker Cites Pharmacy Service's 'Distinct' Environment (Post, Jan. 30, 2002)

Geron Keeps Some Stem-Cell Rights: Settlement With University Gives Biotech Firm Exclusivity for 3 Kinds of Disease (Post, Jan. 10, 2002)

Low Fliers Behind the Drugs: Bioinformatics Firms, Essential to Research, Sag on Wall St. (Post, Jan. 3, 2002)

A New Science: Accounting for Taste: Genetics Could Provide Tools to Engineer New Flavors, Fragrances (Post, May 29, 2001)

Government Orders Test of Tainted Corn (Post, March 2, 2001)

Engineered Corn Turns Up in Seed: Companies Detect 'StarLink' Protein (Post, March 1, 2001)

Consumers Want Engineered Food Labeled: Shoppers Express 'Outrage' That Product Choices Aren't Clear, FDA Reports (Post, Feb. 13, 2001)

'Virtually Complete' Genetic Map of Rice Is Made (Post, Jan. 27, 2001)

Firm Will Pay Corn Farmers: Aventis Settles Dispute Over Biotech Crops (Post, Jan. 24, 2001)

FDA Issues Biotech Food Rules: Proposals Address Labeling, Advance Notice of New Products (Post, Jan. 18, 2001)

Biotech Corn Discovered in Beer Product (Post, Jan. 13, 2001)

44 Claim Illness Was Caused by Biotech Corn in Food (Post, Nov. 29, 2000)

Biotech Firms Get a Cash Infusion: Investors Awaken to Potential for Medical Breakthroughs (Post, Nov. 25, 2000)

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