NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Viruses deserve a place on a universal tree of life, according to a new proteomic and phylogenomic analysis of cells and viruses.

A pair of researchers from the University of Illinois analyzed more than 5,000 viral and cellular proteomes to uncover nearly 2,000 protein fold superfamilies, including ones shared by cells and viruses and ones unique to viruses.

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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.

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