This Week in PLOS

Ticks alter what genes are expressed in their saliva as they feed on their hosts, researchers from the Czech Republic and the US report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. They performed RNA sequencing on single salivary glands from adult female Ixodes ricinus ticks. These ticks fed on either naturally on a rabbit or through artificial membrane feeding of rabbit blood lacking immune factors prior to the collection of their salivary glands.

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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.