By Julia Karow

This article, originally published April 13, has been updated to clarify the underlying technology for the Ion OneTouch System.

Life Technologies said last week that it is improving sample preparation for its Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine sequencer, shortening both the overall time and the amount of manual labor involved in template preparation.

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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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