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The Broken Helix Awards

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Ego of the year

 

Most press releases

 

Biggest product flop

 

Most impressive stock nosedive

 

Customer dissatisfaction award

 

Best non-regulation use of a pipette

 

Member of most scientific advisory boards

Most improved scientist

 

Best exit strategy

 

Best combined use of the words Synergy, Integration, Platform, and Complete Solution

 

Most litigious

 

Most layoffs

 

Most impressive cash burn

 

Best me-too technology

 

Best vaporware

 

Most creative use of mid-word punctuation and capitalization in company name or product

 

Best business model makeover

 

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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.