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PerkinElmer Board Declares Dividend

NEW YORK (Genomeweb News) – The board of directors of PerkinElmer has declared a quarterly dividend of $.07 per share.

The dividend is payable on May 7 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 16.

PerkinElmer is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 results on Feb. 4. Analysts expect, on average, the firm to report Q4 revenues of $479.5 million and earnings per share of $.41.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.