In Brief This Week: PerkinElmer; Life Tech; Waters; Hologic; PathGroup; NanoString; More | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer this week announced the establishment of direct operations in Israel, headquartered near Tel Aviv. Through its new Israel base, PerkinElmer will commercialize and support its life sciences and technologies, analytical sciences, and laboratory services business offerings.

The company's board separately last week declared a quarterly dividend of $.07 per share, payable on Nov. 8 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 18.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: personal genome approach to RNA-seq read alignment, hematopoietic Systems Biology Repository, and more.

A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.