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GE Healthcare Q4 Revenues Up 5.4 Percent

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - General Electric today reported that revenues for its healthcare segment increased by 5.4 percent for the fourth quarter of 2005, to $4.49 billion from $4.26 billion during the fourth quarter of 2004.

 

GE reported total earnings of $18.3 billion for 2005, up 12 percent from $16.3 billion in 2004. Earnings per share were $1.72, up 10 percent from 2004.

 

The company did not disclose its research and development spending for the fourth quarter of 2005.

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.