This Week in Science

In Science, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Aravinda Chakravarti previews next week’s International Congress of Human Genetics 2011 to be held in Montreal, saying that “advances in biomedical research have raised high expectations for translating research into medical applications, including individualizing treatment and prevention,” and adding that, for genomic medicine, “there is no time with a more acute need for science than now."

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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.