Students at Soldan International High School have swabbed their cheeks to participate in National Geographic's Genographic Project. On her blog, Sandra Porter wonders how the students’ teachers will respond to unexpected results — ones that the kid’s parents might want to keep quiet.

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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.