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Shareholders Clear PerkinElmer Acquisition of Packard BioScience

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 - PerkinElmer is now one step closer to acquiring Packard BioScience after shareholders from both firms approved the deal, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The merger, announced in July and reported by GenomeWeb , still remains subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including approval by the Federal Trade Commission.

The companies expect to tie the knot in the fourth quarter.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.