AI-backed genomic and clinical data company Sema4 announced this week it would exit the reproductive health testing business, shut down its lab in Stamford, Connecticut, and lay off about 500 employees.
The company said it would complete its departure from the segment in the first quarter next year. It will now employ about 1,100 workers. According to a WARN Act Notice filed in Connecticut, the cuts affect 206 employees who report to its headquarters in Stamford, 227 who work in the Stamford lab and 15 from its Branford lab.
The latest layoffs come months after Sema4 cut around 250 staffers, then around 13% of its workforce, as part of another restructuring. Combined with layoffs from earlier this year, Sema4 said in August it had cut about 30% of its jobs from its legacy business.
By eliminating the reproductive health segment, the company will double down on its GeneDx exome and