If genealogies and family histories offer potential treasure trove for researchers seeking to study genes over time, genetic diseases, and complex genetic traits, one researcher may have unlocked a Fort Knox-sized vault of data by creating what may be "the biggest family tree ever assembled," Heidi Ledford writes in Nature News.

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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.