This story has been updated from a version published May 2 to include information from documents filed with the SEC.

Helicos is in the final stages of settling a patent dispute with Pacific Biosciences — one of three defendants in a suit that has been ongoing since 2010.

The settlement with PacBio has not yet been finalized, but Helicos CEO Ivan Trifunovich told In Sequence that the agreement will allow the company to "focus on Illumina and Life [Technologies]," the other defendants named in the suit.

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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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