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Seattle research nonprofit shutters TB vaccine effort, lays off scientists

Tanya Parish, who oversaw the Infectious Disease Research Institute’s research into treatments for tuberculosis, in Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The financially troubled Seattle research institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy. “We’re a little bit in the dark right now as to how we are going to do this,” she said. (Grant Hindsley/The New York Times) XNYT100 XNYT100

The financially troubled, 26-year-old Infectious Disease Research Institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy. Thirty-three of the institute’s 108 employees, who are mainly researchers, were let go.

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