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A federal official tells CNN that DNA tests are being used to try to reunite migrant families that were separated at the southern US border. GenomeWeb adds that the tests have been ordered and performed by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.