The Bugs Know

Aficionados of crime novels and television shows know that bugs can be used to pinpoint how long a body has been left exposed to the elements. As NPR's Rob Stein reports for All Things Considered, the other bugs — microbes — may also be able to help to solve crimes.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

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.