By Julia Karow

This article, originally published April 28, has been updated with additional information from the two winning teams.

Research teams at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole who each won an Ion Torrent Systems sequencer through the company' grant program last week plan to use their respective instruments in cancer molecular diagnostics and water quality monitoring projects.

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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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