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Enlis Genome Research 1.8

Enlis Genomics has released Enlis Genome Research 1.8. This release includes a new phenotype explorer tool that lets users search for keywords that match diseases and traits and also see specific positions and variations that are associated with that phenotype. The tool comes preloaded with known variation for over 6,000 phenotypes. Also included in this release are several major annotation updates and new options for vcf filtering during import.

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.