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BD Declares $0.22 Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Becton Dickinson's board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.215 per common share, the company said yesterday.

The dividend will be payable on March 31 to holders of record on March 10. The indicated annual dividend rate is $.86 per share, the company said.

The Scan

Plan Rebuffed

The Associated Press reports China has rejected the World Health Organization's proposal to include the lab-leak theory in the next phase of its investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

Opossum Change

Researchers from Riken have used CRISPR to edit marsupial genomes, as Technology Review reports.

In the Ice

Cosmos magazine reports that researchers have uncovered more than two dozen ancient viruses in a Tibetan glacier.

Nature Papers Present Method to Uncover Differential RNA Modifications, Neutrophils in Innate Immune Response

In Nature this week: computational approach to identifying differential RNA modifications, and more.