NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team described its sequencing-based efforts to find and track global strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC, the culprit in some 400 million infectious diarrhea cases annually.

The researchers characterized hundreds of ETEC isolates collected in 20 countries globally between 1980 and 2011 using whole-genome sequencing, phylogenetics, and other analyses.

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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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