This opinion piece, from the chair of the biochemistry department at the University of Utah med school, says that the funding crunch in biomedicine will drive talented people away from careers in research. "The loss of future discoveries," he writes in the Salt Lake Tribune, "would be significant."

Here at GTO, we like to think of the funding crunch as the problem that keeps on giving.

 

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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.