Here's a post from Michael Calore on Wired's Blog Network about a new report on Microsoft Vista's security performance. In the system's first year of availability, the report says, Vista had fewer vulnerability issues than several other (Microsoft and non-MS) operating systems required in their first years. Here's the punchline: the report was cooked up and issued by Microsoft's security team.

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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.