Not Convinced

In the Financial Times, a Glasgow general practitioner writes that the theory of personalized medicine is "nice" but that she doesn't "buy it." The GP, Margaret McCartney, says that "most genetic information does not give us clear-cut answers" as genes don't work in isolation from environment and that there is a lack of treatment, personalized or not, for many diseases.

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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.