As a first step toward implementing clinical whole-genome sequencing in a neonatal intensive care unit, researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital have published a proof-of-principle study demonstrating that their protocol can diagnose genetic disease in newborns.

Moving forward, the team plans to begin offering the so-called STAT-Seq test, which runs on Illumina's HiSeq 2500, on a research basis from its hospital until it receives CLIA certification.

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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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