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Leeona Galligan

Almac Diagnostics has appointed Leeona Galligan as VP of UK Operations. She will be responsible for all UK-based operations, including commercial biomarker discovery, CLIA/FDA compliant analytical validation, downstream clinical testing, manufacturing and shipping of clinical specimens, and release of controls and reagents for registrational clinical trials. Galligan joined Almac in September 2009 as a senior scientist. She was appointed clinical testing laboratory manager in 2012 and was subsequently promoted to head of UK lab-based operations.

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.