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# dna - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases
# Children
# Children

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases

Oct 24th 2013, 7:44 AM 5,722 Views 0 Comments

The group is calling on the Government to set up a full independent review of how state authorities acted, after two children were removed, then returned to their families.

# dna - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:58 PM 15,906 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a Roma child’s DNA test results, transport fare hikes and Prince George’s christening.

Tallaght Roma girl's family victims of racist attacks
# Racism
# Racism

Tallaght Roma girl's family victims of racist attacks

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:45 PM 31,556 Views 99 Comments

The windows at the front of the family’s home have had to be fortified because of people in the area throwing bricks at the house.

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns
# Children
# Children

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:25 PM 12,305 Views 237 Comments

Two children who were removed from their Roma families have since been reunited with them.

# dna - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights

Oct 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 3,671 Views 26 Comments

The bill, once passed, is likely to see a new DNA database in operation by next year. Criminals who receive a sentence of 5 years or more will have their DNA logged.

# dna - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Post-mortem on skeletal remains to take place today
# Human Remains
# Human Remains

Post-mortem on skeletal remains to take place today

Sep 15th 2013, 9:03 AM 13,040 Views 44 Comments

The body has been removed and taken to the state morgue.

# dna - Thursday 12 September, 2013

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal

Sep 12th 2013, 4:24 PM 5,986 Views 16 Comments

The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.

# dna - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

Sep 11th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,034 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?

Sep 11th 2013, 9:39 AM 7,173 Views 156 Comments

Proposals to set up a new database are being published today – but is it a good idea?

# dna - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species
# Breeding
# Breeding

Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species

Sep 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 11,363 Views 12 Comments

Genetic databases, ultrasounds and frozen sperm – expensive, complicated… and it doesn’t always work.

# dna - Thursday 29 August, 2013

SuperValu to become first retailer to trace its bacon by DNA
# Pork
# Pork

SuperValu to become first retailer to trace its bacon by DNA

Aug 29th 2013, 7:33 AM 4,173 Views 33 Comments

The retailer came up with the idea after recognising potential weaknesses in paper based traceability systems following the pigmeat dioxin crisis.

# dna - Thursday 11 July, 2013

DNA could link self-confessed Boston Strangler to rape and murder
# Boston Strangler
# Boston Strangler

DNA could link self-confessed Boston Strangler to rape and murder

Jul 11th 2013, 6:24 PM 8,294 Views 10 Comments

Albert DeSalvo’s remains will now be exhumed, after DNA from Mary Sullivan’s murder scene produced a “familial match” with him.

# dna - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Edinburgh police in Irish appeal after Claddagh ring found on murder victim’s body
# Unidentified
# Unidentified

Edinburgh police in Irish appeal after Claddagh ring found on murder victim’s body

Jul 4th 2013, 9:27 PM 24,039 Views 26 Comments

One month after the remains were discovered, the victim still hasn’t been identified.

# dna - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head
# Astonishing
# Astonishing

Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head

Jun 29th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,590 Views 11 Comments

DNA sequencing meets 3D printing meets artistry. Wow.

# dna - Friday 28 June, 2013

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'
# Mitochondria
# Mitochondria

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'

Jun 28th 2013, 8:04 AM 7,210 Views 39 Comments

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

# dna - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Scientists decode DNA of 'living fossil' fish believed extinct for 70 million years
# Coelacanth
# Coelacanth

Scientists decode DNA of 'living fossil' fish believed extinct for 70 million years

Apr 20th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,330 Views 19 Comments

This all changed, however, when a South African fishing trawler caught a living specimen in 1938, earning it the “living fossil” nickname.

# dna - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bute found in Asda's corned beef product
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Bute found in Asda's corned beef product

Apr 9th 2013, 9:41 PM 15,209 Views 61 Comments

The supermarket said testing revealed “very low levels” of the drug.

# dna - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?

Mar 30th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,869 Views 16 Comments

There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.

# dna - Friday 29 March, 2013

Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI

Mar 29th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,368 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Agriculture refused to release over a hundred pages of emails between it and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland following a Freedom of Information request.

# dna - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

"Remarkable discovery" as Greater Horseshoe bat found in Ireland
# Discovery
# Discovery

"Remarkable discovery" as Greater Horseshoe bat found in Ireland

Mar 26th 2013, 2:40 PM 15,767 Views 22 Comments

A single male Greater Horseshoe bat was found roosting in Co Wexford, Bat Conservation Ireland said today.

# dna - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Birds Eye says products containing horse DNA came from Ireland
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Birds Eye says products containing horse DNA came from Ireland

Mar 5th 2013, 11:10 AM 8,662 Views 35 Comments

The company says it has carried out an investigation into all its beef products after some had to be withdrawn in February after horse DNA tests proved positive.

# dna - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Traces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beef
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Traces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beef

Feb 28th 2013, 10:03 PM 6,263 Views 20 Comments

DNA was found in three samples out of 121 tested, the country’s deputy national veterinarian said.

# dna - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat

Feb 16th 2013, 12:11 PM 13,579 Views 43 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney said that his department intends to introduce DNA testing from now on as a part of routine food testing in Ireland.

# dna - Monday 11 February, 2013

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing

Feb 11th 2013, 7:13 PM 6,347 Views 18 Comments

The Minister also announced that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the UK’s Food Standards Agency will work closely together on the horsemeat issue.

Up to 60% horse DNA found in Tesco spaghetti bolognese
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Up to 60% horse DNA found in Tesco spaghetti bolognese

Feb 11th 2013, 6:40 PM 9,953 Views 70 Comments

The supermarket retailer has apologised for letting its customers down, saying that a DNA testing programme is now underway.

# dna - Friday 8 February, 2013

Don't eat Findus frozen beef lasagne, advises FSAI
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Don't eat Findus frozen beef lasagne, advises FSAI

Feb 8th 2013, 8:24 AM 10,391 Views 54 Comments

Meanwhile, meat broker Martin McAdam said he was still “reeling” from the news that traces of horse were found in products he traded.

# dna - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products
# Burger
# Burger

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products

Feb 6th 2013, 10:19 AM 8,509 Views 34 Comments

The company also said it supplied 60 tonnes of beef to Silvercrest foods, contrary to reports that it had supplied 170 tonnes.

# dna - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?

Feb 5th 2013, 9:34 AM 8,386 Views 110 Comments

The horse meat controversy rumbles on but has it impacted on your confidence in Irish food production?

As horse meat scandal widens, Supermac's says its burgers are 100% Irish
# Horse Burgers
# Horse Burgers

As horse meat scandal widens, Supermac's says its burgers are 100% Irish

Feb 5th 2013, 8:12 AM 9,736 Views 43 Comments

Supermacs has officially commented on the issue, after it emerged that Rangeland Foods supplies it with beef.

# dna - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

New Tumour Profiling Unit hopes to better target cancer treatments
# Cancer Research
# Cancer Research

New Tumour Profiling Unit hopes to better target cancer treatments

Jan 29th 2013, 1:48 PM 3,075 Views 2 Comments

The Institute of Cancer Research in London is hoping to use a tumour’s DNA to better track cancer treatment.

# dna - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Dept: Food investigations 'dealt with on case-by-case basis'
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Dept: Food investigations 'dealt with on case-by-case basis'

Jan 17th 2013, 12:53 PM 3,921 Views 13 Comments

The FSAI and Department of Agriculture deal with such investigations on a case-by-case basis, it was confirmed today.

"Oh Hell No!" Irish horse burgers: How the world reacted
# Horse Inside
# Horse Inside

"Oh Hell No!" Irish horse burgers: How the world reacted

Jan 17th 2013, 10:47 AM 22,174 Views 54 Comments

What did the world think of our horse burger dilemma? We flipped and were furious, apparently.

Notorious Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly to be buried beside mother
# Ned Kelly
# Ned Kelly

Notorious Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly to be buried beside mother

Jan 17th 2013, 8:08 AM 10,021 Views 15 Comments

The infamous bushranger, who was hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880 , will be laid to rest beside his mother Ellen in a private burial on Sunday.

# dna - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'

Jan 16th 2013, 8:17 AM 9,271 Views 113 Comments

The FSAI has said there is no evidence of widespread ill practice, where horsemeat is being substituted for beef.

# dna - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Court orders DNA tests in cold case of murdered little boy
# France
# France

Court orders DNA tests in cold case of murdered little boy

Sep 26th 2012, 2:01 PM 11,419 Views 7 Comments

Four-year-old Gregory Villemin was found tied up and drowned in a river in France in 1984 in one of the nation’s most notorious post-war murder mysteries.

# dna - Monday 17 September, 2012

New DNA techniques could help prevent genetic diseases
# DNA
# DNA

New DNA techniques could help prevent genetic diseases

Sep 17th 2012, 10:34 AM 2,468 Views 1 Comment

Mitochondrial replacement techniques – which involve two parents and donor DNA – are the focus of a public consultation in the UK.

Poll: Would you support the modification of embryos to prevent genetic diseases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support the modification of embryos to prevent genetic diseases?

Sep 17th 2012, 10:20 AM 6,893 Views 95 Comments

Do you agree with a procedure involving the genetic modification of an embryo in order to prevent serious genetic diseases? Have your say…

# dna - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Bones found at English car park may belong to medieval king
# Dem Bones Dem Bones
# Dem Bones Dem Bones

Bones found at English car park may belong to medieval king

Sep 12th 2012, 2:20 PM 8,110 Views 15 Comments

Remember Richard III? From the Shakespeare play? Archaeologists think they’ve found his skeleton…

# dna - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins
# Farming
# Farming

Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins

Sep 6th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,449 Views 7 Comments

The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.