At Science Progress, University of Sussex Ph.D. student Molly Morgan discusses ways to make science and technology policy debates more open and transparent. A key to successfully doing so is to encourage "broad deliberation," she writes, and suggests applying Multicriteria Mapping to these discussions.

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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.