By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LaserGen today said it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to demonstrate the feasibility of its next-generation sequencing technology in applications involving combat soldiers.

The Houston-based firm's technology will be evaluated by the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, or USAMRMC, on its ability to identify microbes commonly found in wound infections in combat soldiers.

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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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