US Patent No. 9,175,255

Method of separating cells and separation apparatus
Nov 13, 2015

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan) has been awarded US Patent No. 9,175,255, "Method of separating cells and separation apparatus." 

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.