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Bruker Receives New Biotyper Accreditations

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker said today that its MALDI Biotyper has received accreditation for use in three new German clinical microbiology labs.

The company said that its molecular identification platform received accreditation from DACH Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle Chemie, which is in charge of accreditation and surveillance of labs working in chemistry, biology, and medicine.

The new accreditation includes labs in Cologne, Dessau, and Karlsruhe.

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.