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William Audeh

Agendia has appointed William Audeh as chief medical officer. Audeh will report to CEO Mark Straley and is responsible for translating complex laboratory science and personalized medicine diagnostics into actionable, patient-centered solutions for clinicians. Prior to joining Agendia, he served as the director of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center, medical director of the Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program, and associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. Audeh has also been the principal investigator on a wide variety of both national and international clinical and translational trials, and has authored numerous publications in the field of breast cancer, cancer genomics, and targeted cancer therapy.

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.