The American Medical Association has written a letter to FDA ahead of the regulatory body's meeting on DTC genetic testing next month, asking that the panel recommend that genetic testing be used "under the most limited circumstances," and under the "supervision" of a licensed medical professional.

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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.