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Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion AmpliSeq On-Demand

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched Ion AmpliSeq On-Demand, customizable targeted next-generation sequencing panels for inherited disease research. Customers design panels using the Ion AmpliSeq Designer tool. They can search for and add their genes of interest to the panel or use the designer tool's disease-gene database to search for relevant genes by the disease.

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.