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Bruker Shares Continue to Climb as CEO Laukien s Buying Spree Jumps to $1.1M Worth of Stock

NEW YORk, May 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Bruker Biosciences CEO Frank Laukien bought more than $1.1 million worth of his company's shares since May 10, sending the stock up 12.7 percent to $3.99 in mid-afternoon trading today from their close of $3.54 on May 10.

 

According to Insidercow.com, which tracks insider trading at public companies, Laukien bought 277,430 shares of Bruker stock at prices between $3.60 and $3.00 per share between May 10 and May 17.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.