The accolades have been raining down on telomere expert Elizabeth Blackburn lately, so Discover magazine offers this interview with the scientist. The intro lists some of Blackburn's awards (the Lasker, Gruber, and Gairdner prizes), and just this week she was also honored with the L'Oreal -UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

 

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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.