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Seth Goldblum, James Schoeneck

BrainCells this week announced the addition of Seth Goldblum as vice president of business development. Goldblum is responsible for evaluating in-licensing and collaboration opportunities for compounds that promote neurogenesis for central nervous system indications. Goldblum reports to CEO James Schoeneck.
Prior to joining BCI, Goldblum was head of business development for Senomyx. Before that, he served in executive positions with Vical.

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.