It looks like Ames is giving up the ghost, at the cost of 22,000 jobs.
But capitalism is dynamic, and new technologies lead to entire new occupational categories. For instance, think of the job opportunities that might arise with commercialization of this technology. They might not be the greatest jobs, but better than this
I suppose it would be unethical to replace the mice with humans. But we might get volunteers who might otherwise let these opportunities slip between their fingers.
Aside - if it's "linky love" to link to someone else's blog, what do you call it when I link to my own archives?