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MDS Files to Buy Back 4.5M Shares Over 12 Months

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — MDS this week filed with the Toronto Stock Exchange to buy back up to 4.5 million of its common shares over the next 12 months.
 
The potential buyback relates to MDS’ shares that trade on the Toronto exchange and will not affect the company’s shares that trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
 
As of June 26, MDS had 122.5 million shares issued and outstanding on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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.