cuts workforce, cites ‘marketplace realities’

in People

LEHI — Utah-born DNA testing giant announced plans Wednesday to lay off over 100 employees, citing slowing consumer interest in DNA testing services.

Ancestry has offices in both Lehi and San Francisco, and a spokeswoman for the company said a total of 109 employees will be impacted by the decision, with both locations accounting for about half of the staff reductions.

The news comes just a few months after the company announced it was expanding its genetic testing assessments, a service it’s offered for years to help customers identify their ethnic backgrounds, into the personal health market.

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