Scientific American has named its SciAm 50, the awards given out for leading research and innovation. The X Prize Foundation won for policy leader, and of course stem cell guru Shinya Yamanaka was a shoo-in. And proteomics expert Dick Smith from Pacific Northwest National Labs was honored in the neurological insights category.

 

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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.