Invitrogen CEO Greg Lucier and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals President and Chief Executive Officer John Maraganore and have been appointed to the board of directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Maraganore and Lucier will serve three-year terms.

Susan Siegel has resigned as president of Affymetrix, the company announced last week.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.