All Hail the Victors

The Wall Street Journal has announced the winners of its 2008 Technology Innovation Awards. They include the PhyloChip, a microchip developed by LBNL's Gary Andersen and his team to analyze DNA "to identify thousands of different varieties of bacteria that might be present in air, water, soil, blood or tissue samples," according to WSJ.

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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.

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