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Marcus Schabacker

Marcus Schabacker, a board-certified anesthesiologist and intensivist, has been named CEO and president of ECRI Institute, a health services research organization with an interest in genetic testing. Schabacker, who has 18 years of leadership experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, recently served as chief scientific officer of Baxter. He previously helped Nelson Mandela rebuild South Africa's rural health system in the post-Apartheid era. Schabaker will replace Jeffrey Lerner, who is retiring Dec. 31 after 16 years as ECRI president and CEO.

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.