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Tony Armstrong, Mark Long, Mitch Daniels, Jerry Canada, Douglas Woodlock, Carlos Brown

The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation this week said that IU executive director for engagement Tony Armstrong has been appointed as president and CEO.
Armstrong has been interim director of the IURTC and its business incubator, the IU Emerging Technologies Center, since April, when former president and CEO Mark Long resigned from the position.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Armstrong deputy director of the Indiana State Budget Agency in 2005, a position he held until this year, when he joined IU. Long previously served as the IURTC associate director from 1997 to 2000, when the organization was called the Advanced Research and Technology Institute.

Armstrong holds a JD from the IU School of Law and an MBA from Butler University.
Crowell & Moring this week announced that Jerry Canada has joined the firm’s New York-based intellectual property group as a partner.
Canada joins the firm from Kenyon & Kenyon. According to Crowell & Moring, Canada has extensive trial experience in patent cases concerning drug-eluting stents and other medical devices; pharmaceutical and biomedical products; and electrical devices.
Canada is a former law clerk to the Honorable Douglas Woodlock, US District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts. Canada received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Three-Sixty Advisory Group, a business accelerator for emerging healthcare and medical technology companies, has added Carlos Brown to its scientific advisory board.
Brown is currently the trauma medical director for University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin; and serves as associate professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Prior to this, he was assistant professor of surgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine; and the trauma service chief at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
Brown also served for 14 years in the US Navy in numerous positions, including director of the Naval Trauma Training Center in Los Angeles and the lead trauma surgeon in the Ramadi Surgical Detachment, Iraq.

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.