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Complete Genomics has disclosed 2011 salaries for some of its executives.

Clifford Reid, CEO and president, will be paid a 2011 base salary of $385,000 with a stock option of $150,000 and a $288,750 bonus. Chief Financial Officer Ajay Bansal will receive a salary of $285,000 with a $70,000 stock option and $114,000 bonus. Radoje Drmanac, chief scientific officer, will receive $300,000 with an $84,000 stock option and $120,000 bonus. Bruce Martin, senior vice president of product development, will have a salary of $265,000, with a stock option of $100,000 and a bonus of $106,000. Mark Sutherland, senior vice president of business development, will earn $250,000 in 2011 with a $51,000 stock option and $100,000 bonus. Robert Curson, vice president of financial operations, will earn $235,000 in 2011 with a $26,000 stock option and a $70,500 bonus.

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.