Code Breakers

Mozilla Science Lab, a branch of the Internet nonprofit Mozilla, is running an experiment to see if review processes could up the quality of researcher-developed software, Erika Check Hayden reports this week at Nature News.

While many researchers develop and use software in their work, most have not received "formal training in coding best practice," Check Hayden writes.

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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.