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Premier Signs Purchasing Deals with Roche, Siemens for Molecular Analyzers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Premier Purchasing Partners has inked deals with Roche Diagnostics and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics to offer those companies’ molecular analyzers, reagents, consumables, and services to its members.
The purchasing network, which serves more than 2,000 US hospitals and 53,000 other healthcare sites, did not disclose which specific instruments are covered under the deals. The contracts run for 36 months and begin Oct. 1.
Further terms of the alliances were not disclosed.

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.