The Swedish government announced Friday that it will allocate a historically high 2.9 billion SEK (approximately 300 million U.S. dollars) to the environment and climate as part of the country’s budget for 2020. Part of the funding will go directly to protecting and cleaning up high-value nature areas, and partRead more

CRISPR use a tool that cuts or “edits” DNA in a specific spot (Supplied) Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.People with the disease have normal eyesRead more

Philippe Desmazes, AFP | A general view taken on July 20 shows the Vallée Blanche (White valley) in the Mont Blanc mountain range near Chamonix in the French Alps. The mayor of Chamonix in the French Alps has urged President Emmanuel Macron to act against “wackos” climbing the nearby MontRead more

Ken Hakuta—a multimillionaire better known as host of the Dr. Fad TV show—famously said, “Contrary to what most people believe, fads are made, not born.” On the more cerebral side, Nobel prize-winning scientist Eric Betzig pronounced, “Science goes through fads, and there are big ups and crashes.” Add those twoRead more

WHO: “The impact of dementia on caregivers, family and societies can be physical, psychological, social and economic.” [Neil Moralee / Flickr] This article is part of our special report Is Europe ready for Alzheimer’s?. The European Union is stepping up efforts to combat dementia, but is being urged to do more, asRead more