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Day Zero Diagnostics epiXact WGS Sequencing Service

Day Zero Diagnostics (DZD) has commercially launched its epiXact whole genome sequencing and analysis service for hospital-acquired infection outbreak investigations. According to DZD, the service allows hospital infection control teams to determine the relationships between infections during a suspected outbreak. The firm said that the service can provide results in two to three days and can help hospital confidently and quickly decide how to perform interventions for patient safety. 

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.