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Accelr8, Denver Health Get $2M Grant for Infections Dx Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Accelr8 Technology and integrated healthcare provider Denver Health have received a $2 million award from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program to develop diagnostic products for antibiotic-resistant infections.

Accelr8 said today that the collaboration will apply the firm's BACcel system to wound infections and other serious infections secondary to trauma. It said that the joint project was the sole recipient under the Military Infectious Diseases Applied Research Award program for rapid detection of serious antibiotic-resistant infections.

In addition to Accelr8 and Denver Health, other collaborators in the effort include the Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, the Washington Hospital Center, and Creighton University School of Medicine.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.