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BD Declares Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson’s board of directors has declared a quarterly shareholder dividend of $.285 per share, the company said today.
 
The dividend will be payable on Sept. 30, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 9. The company said that its indicated annual dividend rate is $1.14 per share.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.