Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Devil's Deal?

The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Eleonore Pauwels and Jim Dratwa examine personalized medicine as a sort of Faustian bargain.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic biology has been a fast-growing field over the past four years, with more than three times as many companies operating in this area in 2013 as there were in 2009, according to analysis from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite steps by the US government to address recommendations from a presidential bioethics commission on synthetic biology research and development, the federal government has not fully addressed any of those recommendations, which were made in a 2010 report, the Wood

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.