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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid has hired Michael Bates to be VP of oncology research and development. Bates will be responsible for the company's microRNA program and the development and preclinical evaluation of its oncology testing portfolio.

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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.