NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biogen Idec today announced collaborations with researchers at Duke University and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to sequence the genomes of up to 1,000 patients in order to better understand the genetic causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease.

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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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