In a panel discussion at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, Anna Barker, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, expressed both feelings of love and confusion with biomarkers. "Biomarkers are kind of in the eye of the beholder," she told attendees.

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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.