Some 10,000 children to 12,000 children in the US are diagnosed each year with cancer, and a portion of these kids have genetic mutations that place them at risk of developing tumors, the Wall Street Journal reports. It adds that new cancer predisposition clinics are opening to facilitate the management of hereditary pediatric cancer cases.

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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.