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Beckman Coulter Declares $.15 Dividend

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Beckman Coulter’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend payout of $.15 per share, the company said on Friday.
 
The dividend will be payable on Sept. 7 to all stockholders of record as of Aug. 18.
 
The company said that the payout represents its 69th consecutive quarterly dividend.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.