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Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
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Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 46,299 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
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Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 606 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
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Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 594 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

Beaumont researchers change opt-out deadline for genomics study following calls by Health Minister
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Beaumont researchers change opt-out deadline for genomics study following calls by Health Minister

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 6:01 PM 21,968 Views 6 Comments

Concerns were raised in the Dáil because “public awareness of this significant proposal is very limited”.

Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research
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Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research

Apr 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,344 Views 7 Comments

Researchers are worried that affected patients and families will not see notices for commercially linked study.

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
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Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Mar 7th 2020, 7:27 PM 33,529 Views 37 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?
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Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Feb 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,162 Views 46 Comments

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists
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No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists

Aug 29th 2019, 10:30 PM 43,867 Views 72 Comments

Many genetic variants play a role in same-sex attraction, according to a new scientific study.

Irish people more prone to iron overload than European neighbours because of inter-marriage
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Irish people more prone to iron overload than European neighbours because of inter-marriage

Jun 7th 2018, 10:15 PM 49,103 Views 56 Comments

Today is National Haemochromatosis Awareness Day as part of World Haemochromatosis Week

UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people
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UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people

Feb 2nd 2018, 3:01 PM 19,932 Views 46 Comments

The technique is being used to help prevent women passing on fatal genetic diseases to their children.

Are Irish people really that diverse genetically? Now, we have a much better idea
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Are Irish people really that diverse genetically? Now, we have a much better idea

Dec 17th 2017, 9:00 PM 131,246 Views 136 Comments

A new study has given new insights into where our ancestry lies.

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time
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Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:22 AM 10,047 Views 20 Comments

Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community
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Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

Feb 9th 2017, 4:31 PM 63,063 Views 74 Comments

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition
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'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition

Jan 19th 2017, 9:55 PM 35,525 Views 15 Comments

Last night, the HSE approved a programme that could save the lives of two baby girls.

'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'
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'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'

Jan 7th 2017, 7:25 AM 31,531 Views 16 Comments

Nellie and Lara are the only two children in Ireland with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 – an extremely rare genetic condition.

Danish people are all really, really alike
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Danish people are all really, really alike

Oct 15th 2016, 7:30 AM 21,012 Views 26 Comments

Genetically speaking.

Ireland's first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today
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Ireland's first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today

Dec 29th 2015, 9:24 AM 22,177 Views 108 Comments

The DNA of two sets of remains have been analysed for the first time.

Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets
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Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets

Oct 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 15,365 Views 16 Comments

However, it’s not yet known how their health will be impacted by the process.

Miserable all the time? Don't worry, you can explain it away with science
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Miserable all the time? Don't worry, you can explain it away with science

Jun 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 16,396 Views 9 Comments

Just blame it on those bad genes.

Three-person babies could be born as early as next year
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Three-person babies could be born as early as next year

Feb 25th 2015, 7:59 AM 9,425 Views 42 Comments

UK politicians have approved an IVF method that uses DNA from three donors.

Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins
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Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins

Feb 9th 2015, 5:53 PM 60,685 Views 40 Comments

Her doctor said this is akin to a man delivering twins as the woman did not undergo puberty and has never had a period.

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy
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Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

Nov 7th 2014, 6:10 PM 429 Views 68 Comments

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation
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Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,444 Views 49 Comments

The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.

GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor
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GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor

Oct 13th 2014, 5:14 PM 15,045 Views 7 Comments

The Irish genetics firm has been sold to a multi-billion dollar US medical-technology company for a secret sum.

The story of the Irish scientist leading a horse racing revolution
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The story of the Irish scientist leading a horse racing revolution

May 5th 2014, 10:05 AM 14,019 Views 3 Comments

A short film on Dr Emmeline Hill, the UCD geneticist who discovered the “speed gene” in horses.

'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work
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'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work

Apr 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,751 Views 13 Comments

A free event happening in Dublin today aims to get more girls and young women interested in the field.

Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested
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Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested

Jan 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 36,565 Views 4 Comments

One in 25 people is a carrier for Alpha-1 deficiency, but it remains somewhat of a hidden disease.

‘The Sports Gene’ should be top of your post-Christmas book list
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‘The Sports Gene’ should be top of your post-Christmas book list

Dec 28th 2013, 2:00 PM 3,258 Views 2 Comments

David Epstein’s work addresses the nature v nurture debate in the most balanced manner we have come across.

Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?
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Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?

Oct 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 34,163 Views 73 Comments

Someday in the future, that pesky MC1R could be a thing of the past, if this myth is to be believed.

Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents?
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Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents?

Jun 28th 2013, 8:58 AM 8,320 Views 78 Comments

The UK has given it a green light. What do you think of the scientific breakthrough?

Sperm from anxious dads produces stress-ready children
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Sperm from anxious dads produces stress-ready children

Jun 12th 2013, 10:45 PM 12,027 Views 27 Comments

However a study also said that a reduced reactivity to stress can lead to diseases such as anxiety and depression.

Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic
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Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic

Apr 13th 2013, 8:45 AM 6,768 Views 25 Comments

It’s not you, it’s your genes…

Early risers may have genetic advantage
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Early risers may have genetic advantage

Nov 25th 2012, 9:45 AM 11,870 Views 14 Comments

Those annoying types who can get up and go early in the morning? It may be down to a genetic variation.

DNA test to help identify superhorses
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DNA test to help identify superhorses

Aug 29th 2012, 8:15 PM 6,704 Views 6 Comments

A genetic variant that influences gait in horses is potentially good news for breeders – but also for those researching a way to fix human spine injuries.

Study shows males exposed to chronic stress have anxious daughters
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Study shows males exposed to chronic stress have anxious daughters

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:05 PM 7,703 Views 11 Comments

Tests conducted on mice show psychiatric disorders may depend on our fathers’ experiences in their youth.

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions
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Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

Jun 7th 2012, 6:42 PM 4,549 Views 19 Comments

Blood and saliva samples from parents could predict thousands of genetic conditions in unborn babies.

Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments
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Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments

Feb 14th 2012, 8:43 AM 7,222 Views 51 Comments

The Minister for Health has a 25-year-old autistic son Jamie.

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy
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Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy

Jan 29th 2012, 3:57 PM 4,344 Views 8 Comments

Researchers say the discovery in the 2,200-year-old mummy is the second oldest known case of prostate cancer.

Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?
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Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?

Oct 17th 2011, 7:30 AM 85 Views 35 Comments

Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague
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Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

Oct 12th 2011, 9:26 PM 1,372 Views 9 Comments

Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.

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