This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, scientists turn to CRISPR gene editing to save the America’s bananas from extinction following the invasion of a banana-killing fungus.

Bananas, Fruit, Yellow, Healthy

And, Australia’s capital city of Canberra moves away from fossil fuels in their pledge to purchase 100% renewable energy by January 2020.

Wind Farm, Energy, Green, Sustainable

Finally, despite President Trump’s constant attempts to cut funding, the NIH is set to receive a $3 billion funding increase under a new Senate budget proposal, with a special focus on Alzheimer’s and paediatric cancer initiatives.

White House, Washington Dc, Senate