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McGill Opens Genomics/Proteomics Center

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - McGillUniversity in Montreal, Canada announced today that it will open a new "scientific powerhouse" devoted to genomics, proteomics, and bone research on Sept. 8.

 

The new structure will be part of the McGillUniversityHealthCenter. It will "help to satisfy pressing demands for modern and cross-disciplinary scientific space," according to a statement.

 

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.