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#Genetics

From TheJournal.ie No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists Genetics

No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish people more prone to iron overload than European neighbours because of inter-marriage Iron Man

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people Genetics

UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people

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

From TheJournal.ie Are Irish people really that diverse genetically? Now, we have a much better idea Who Are We Really?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time Breakthrough

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

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

From TheJournal.ie Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community Misconceptions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition Sma1

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality' SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Danish people are all really, really alike Welcome To AArhus

Danish people are all really, really alike

Genetically speaking.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today Brown Eyed Girl

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets Ethics

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Miserable all the time? Don't worry, you can explain it away with science Cheer Up!

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

Just blame it on those bad genes.

From TheJournal.ie Three-person babies could be born as early as next year Test Tube

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins Medical Miracle

Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy Reproduction

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation Genetics

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

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

From TheJournal.ie GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor Hey Big Spender

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

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

From The42 The story of the Irish scientist leading a horse racing revolution Speed Gene

The story of the Irish scientist leading a horse racing revolution

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work Science Soapbox

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested Genetics

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

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

From The42 ‘The Sports Gene’ should be top of your post-Christmas book list Book Review

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct? True Or False

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sperm from anxious dads produces stress-ready children Stress

Sperm from anxious dads produces stress-ready children

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

From TheJournal.ie Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic Get Off The Couch

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

It’s not you, it’s your genes…

From TheJournal.ie Early risers may have genetic advantage Early Bird

Early risers may have genetic advantage

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

From TheJournal.ie DNA test to help identify superhorses DNA

DNA test to help identify superhorses

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.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows males exposed to chronic stress have anxious daughters Anxiety

Study shows males exposed to chronic stress have anxious daughters

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

From TheJournal.ie Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions Genetics

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

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

From TheJournal.ie Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments Autism

Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments

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

From TheJournal.ie Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy Family History

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague Black Death

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘This revelation gave me an 85 per cent chance of breast cancer’ Read Me

Column: ‘This revelation gave me an 85 per cent chance of breast cancer’

Emma Hannigan describes the moment she found out she was genetically predisposed to developing cancer – and what happened next.

From TheJournal.ie Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study Blood Pressure

Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study

New research has uncovered a link between genes and blood pressure – however experts say that lifestyle factors are still important contributors to hypertension.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists may have found the key to how the human brain develops Brainy

Scientists may have found the key to how the human brain develops

Researchers have isolated a single gene which may determine the size of the brain, and which may be crucial in understanding the development of our grey matter.

From TheJournal.ie Study suggests human life evolved from southern Africa Out Of Africa

Study suggests human life evolved from southern Africa

Modern humans could have evolved from the southern part of the continent – instead of from the east, as previously thought.