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TGen, Mayo, and Scottsdale to Build $25M Facility

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - The city of Scottsdale, Ariz. announced yesterday that it was partnering with the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Mayo Clinic to start a $25 million research facility as part of Arizona's push to pull in biotech industry.


TGen is seeking $3 million from the city to help start the plant, which would open at the end of 2004 if approved by the Scottdale city council, according to a local report from the ArizonaRepublic. If TGen gets the $3 million, it will house its Center for Translational Drug Development in the new building. Mayo and other leasing companies would use the other parts of the building.


The city council will decide next Tuesday on whether it will provide the $3 million in funding.


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.