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Aimee Jackson, Anastasia Khvorova, Dave Rozema

Regulus Therapeutics has appointed Aimee Jackson as its director of drug discovery.
Jackson previously served as a senior research fellow at Rosetta Inpharmatics, a unit of Merck. Earlier this year, Regulus announced that it had hired Peter Linsley, who had previously held various positions at Rosetta and Merck, as its CSO.
Jackson holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

RXi Pharmaceuticals has named Anastasia Khvorova as its CSO.
Khvorova most recently served as CSO and vice president of research and development of Dharmacon, now a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Before joining Dharmacon, she was a research scientist at Amgen.

The Wisconsin Biotechnology & Medical Device Association has named Dave Rozema, a senior scientist at Roche subsidiary Mirus Bio, a winner of this year’s annual Rising Stars award.
According to WBMA, the awards recognize the biotech and medical device industries’ “next generation of leaders” based on their efforts at their particular company.
Rozema led the chemistry team that developed Mirus’ dynamic polyconjugate siRNA delivery technology, which was a major driver of Roche’s decision to acquire the company, WBMA said.

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.