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Beckman Coulter To Pay $.17 Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Beckman Coulter said today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend payout of $.17 per share of outstanding common stock.
 
The dividend is payable on Nov. 17 to all stockholders of record as of Nov. 3.
 
Beckman coulter said that the payout represents its 78th consecutive quarterly payout of dividends.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.