Aussie firm Proteomics International said this week it has developed a new peptide drug-discovery process based on venom from scorpions, spiders, and centipedes.

Called Bioven, the process is a new way to validate potential peptide drug candidates. It combines mass spectrometry with proprietary algorithms "to determine peptide identity and to predict, by homology matching, the function of the peptides," the company said in a statement.

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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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