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Lentigen and Dharmacon Pen shRNA Development Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lentigen and Dharmacon today said they plan to develop and manufacture lentiviral expression reagents to deliver short hairpin RNA expression vectors into cells using RNA interference-mediated gene silencing.
 
As part of the alliance Dharmacon will design reagents combined with Lentigen's high-titer LentiMax vector system to develop the lentiviral particles. Terms of the deal call for Lentigen to manufacture and Dharmacon to sell the resulting products.
 
Financial details were not disclosed.

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.