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Judith Wolf

Provista Diagnostics has appointed Judith Wolf as chief medical officer. In this role, Wolf will guide the continued clinical progress of the company's flagship breast cancer diagnostic product Videssa Breast. She joins Provista from Vermillion where she served as chief medical officer. Wolf has also worked as a professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a clinical professor of the Division of Clinical Education at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves as chairman of the medical and scientific advisory board of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

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.