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InformedDNA: Paul Danao, Jacqueline Kosecoff

Genetic services provider InformedDNA has named Paul Danao as chief growth officer, and appointed Jacqueline Kosecoff to its board as an independent director. Danao previously held senior leadership roles at several healthcare technology and service companies including BlueCross BlueShield Association, AIM Specialty Health, and Healthcare Payment Specialists. Kosecoff is a managing partner at Moriah Partners, and senior advisor at Warburg Pincus. Previously she served as a senior executive with UnitedHealth Group-PacifiCare, where she was CEO of OptumRx. She also was founder, president, and COO of Protocare, and prior to that served as professor of medicine and public health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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.