At Bioinformatics Zen, Mike reminds us that it is important for bioinformatics folks to data test along with testing for functionality. The blogger walks through an example of how a program to determine the number of disulfide bonds in a protein sequence fails when held up to a data test, all because stop codons were translated into special characters.

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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.