This article from the UK's Guardian reports that Britain's Parliament approved a bill that will allow scientists "to produce human-animal 'hybrid embryos' for stem cells, and use 'saviour siblings' to provide bone marrow or umbilical cord tissue for treating genetic conditions." The newspaper refers to the approval as "the most significant shake-up of embryology laws for 20 years."

 

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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.