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People in the News: Charles Dadswell, Christian Cabou, Susan Vogt, Martin Verhoef, Robert Schueren, and Others

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Illumina has appointed Charles Dadswell as its new senior vice president and general counsel. Dadswell replaces Christian Cabou, who has retired, and is responsible for all of the company's legal and IP matters.

Dadswell joins Illumina from bioMerieux, where he was vice president and general counsel for North and Latin America and corporate director of global intellectual property at bioMerieux.


Aushon Biosystems has appointed Susan Vogt as its new CEO. Before joining the Billerica, Mass.-based array firm, she held executive posts at SeraCare Life Sciences and at Millipore. Vogt takes over from Martin Verhoef, who held the CEO post for six months.


IntegenX has named Robert Schueren as its new CEO.

Schueren most recently served as vice president and general manager of genomics for Agilent Technologies. Prior to joining Agilent in 2010, he was the global head of clinical biomarkers and operations and the deputy global head of molecular medicine labs at Genentech.


Applied BioCode has appointed Michael Aye as vice president of molecular products.
Aye worked previously at Focus Diagnostics and Beckman Coulter. Before that, he spent 10 years in academia focused on research in molecular genetics and microbiology.

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.