EU governments have agreed to allow quarantine-free travel for vaccinated tourists and visitors from countries deemed safe, paving the way for the resumption of hassle-free trans-Atlantic flights. Photograph: Konstantinos Tsakalidis/ Bloomberg

Emerging European Union plans aimed at clearing the way to a resumption of international travel strike a sensible balance between vaccination-enabled (...)

In this kind of human DNA editing, genetic effects are passed on from one generation to the next. Illustration: iStock

On November 25th, 2018, Henry Greely turned on his computer to find an email which read “Crispr babies”. The mail was a link to a story at the MIT Tec(...)

Even if the EMA in time approves any or all of the vaccines for use in children, choosing the timing of any such extension of the programme will not be a straightforward decision. Photograph:  Luis Acosta/ AFP via Getty Images

Covid-19 vaccination programmes are progressing steadily in the West, giving a growing share of the adult population strong protection against the vir(...)

Vvial for  Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Luciana Guerra/PA Wire

Europe’s drug regulator on Monday recommended extending the storage time for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at normal fridge temperatures to 31 (...)

Canada became the first country in the world at the start of May to approve the Pfizer vaccine for 12 years and up and was followed by the United States a week later. Photograph: iStock

Children and teenagers have been spared the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, in medical terms at least, even though it has affected them in many other (...)

The flow of well-qualified young people into the European system has been slowing dramatically. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

At the higher levels of European politics, Ireland wields disproportionate influence. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is chair of the eurogroup, (...)

The move will delay Denmark’s vaccination calendar by up to four weeks, the country’s health authority has said. File photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/ Bloomberg

Denmark on Monday became the first country to exclude Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccines from its vaccination programme over a potential link t(...)

Novavax has told the EU it plans to begin delivering its Covid-19 vaccine to the bloc towards the end of this year.

Novavax has told the EU it plans to begin delivering its Covid-19 vaccine to the bloc towards the end of this year, new guidance that could lead to a (...)

Passengers at the Zaventem airport in Brussels. Under new proposals from the European Commission, the EU would lift its  ban on non-essential travel from outside the bloc for people who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

The European Commission has presented plans to open up non-essential travel into the bloc to people who have been vaccinated with European Union-appro(...)

Visitors at the Festetics Palace, in Keszthely, Hungary as  restrictions ease for those  holding immunity certificates. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga / EPA

Hungary has loosened coronavirus restrictions for up to four million of its residents who have received at least one vaccine dose, as it pursues an am(...)

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