While the US Food and Drug Administration has been working to speed up the time it takes for drugs to garner approval, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says that the sequester may slow those efforts, the Boston Herald reports. Speaking to the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council annual meeting attendees, Hamburg added that she would like Congress to allow FDA to access the user fees it collects to pay for its operating costs.

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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.