Bad news for deCODE?
Oh this looks pretty bad. I knew the economic situation was bad at deCODE but I thought it was improving.
I refuse to think that deCODE just closes down. If you follow the link above you will find a press release from Kari Stefansson saying that they want to focus on diagnostics (personal genetics, probably). I'm not sure how realistic that is, though. I have no idea how well deCODEme is running.
If all else fails they could probably keep running as a private research institution if they can pull in the grants.
If they do close down it would be such a pity. They have been insanely productive in genetics research and probably have much much more to offer.
Plus, I just submitted a grant proposal together with deCODE, so on a personal level I want them to survive as well ;)