Approximately 20,000 Challenge Grant applications were submitted, says NIH. All those applicants should expect their summary statements with critiques and criterion score from three reviewers by August. According to NIH, more than 18,000 researchers will participate in the peer review process for the Challenge Grants.

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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.