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Third Wave Receives ISO Certification; Move Supports Future CE Marking

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Third Wave Technologies has received ISO certification for its quality management processes, a step supporting any future CE marking of its products for sale in the European Union, said company spokesman Rod Hise.

The company has already received a CE mark for its products sold in Europe by a distributor, and the ISO 13485:2003 certification recently awarded by BSI Management Systems "reinforces and supports ongoing" CE marking of those and future products, said Hise.

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.