Due to a technical error, the In Brief column is being included in Monday's Daily News bulletin instead of the usual Friday bulletin. Please note that the following news briefs are from the week of Dec. 11.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Abbott's board increased its quarterly common dividend to $.28 from $.265 per share, payable Feb. 15, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of the business day on Jan. 12, 2018.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.