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#Genetics

# genetics - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,818 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

# genetics - Sunday 4 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,853 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'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

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

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 720 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
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

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

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 741 Views 0 Comments

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

# genetics - Friday 12 June, 2020

Beaumont researchers change opt-out deadline for genomics study following calls by Health Minister
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

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

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 6:01 PM 22,160 Views 6 Comments

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

# genetics - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,461 Views 7 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 7 March, 2020

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

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 33,775 Views 37 Comments

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

# genetics - Sunday 16 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,396 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.

# genetics - Thursday 29 August, 2019

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

No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists

Aug 29th 2019, 10:30 PM 43,928 Views 72 Comments

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

# genetics - Thursday 7 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 7th 2018, 10:15 PM 50,482 Views 58 Comments

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

# genetics - Friday 2 February, 2018

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

UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people

Feb 2nd 2018, 3:01 PM 19,952 Views 46 Comments

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

# genetics - Sunday 17 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 17th 2017, 9:00 PM 136,846 Views 136 Comments

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

# genetics - Thursday 3 August, 2017

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

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:22 AM 10,079 Views 20 Comments

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

# genetics - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 9th 2017, 4:31 PM 68,753 Views 74 Comments

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

# genetics - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition
# Sma1
# Sma1

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

Jan 19th 2017, 9:55 PM 35,566 Views 15 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 7 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 7th 2017, 7:25 AM 31,852 Views 16 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Danish people are all really, really alike
# Welcome To AArhus
# Welcome To AArhus

Danish people are all really, really alike

Oct 15th 2016, 7:30 AM 21,091 Views 26 Comments

Genetically speaking.

# genetics - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Ireland's first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today
# Brown Eyed Girl
# Brown Eyed Girl

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

Dec 29th 2015, 9:24 AM 23,876 Views 112 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 3 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 15,399 Views 16 Comments

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

# genetics - Sunday 7 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 16,424 Views 9 Comments

Just blame it on those bad genes.

# genetics - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Three-person babies could be born as early as next year
# Test Tube
# Test Tube

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

Feb 25th 2015, 7:59 AM 9,450 Views 42 Comments

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

# genetics - Monday 9 February, 2015

Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins
# Medical Miracle
# Medical Miracle

Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins

Feb 9th 2015, 5:53 PM 61,874 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.

# genetics - Friday 7 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 7th 2014, 6:10 PM 494 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
# Genetics
# Genetics

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,462 Views 49 Comments

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

# genetics - Monday 13 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 13th 2014, 5:14 PM 15,117 Views 7 Comments

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

# genetics - Monday 5 May, 2014

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

The story of the Irish scientist leading a horse racing revolution

May 5th 2014, 10:05 AM 14,166 Views 3 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,791 Views 13 Comments

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

# genetics - Sunday 19 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 36,715 Views 5 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 28 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 28th 2013, 2:00 PM 3,307 Views 2 Comments

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

# genetics - Monday 28 October, 2013

Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?
# True Or False
# True Or False

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

Oct 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 37,293 Views 73 Comments

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

# genetics - Friday 28 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 28th 2013, 8:58 AM 8,335 Views 78 Comments

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

# genetics - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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

Sperm from anxious dads produces stress-ready children

Jun 12th 2013, 10:45 PM 12,176 Views 27 Comments

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

# genetics - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic
# Get Off The Couch
# Get Off The Couch

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

Apr 13th 2013, 8:45 AM 6,812 Views 25 Comments

It’s not you, it’s your genes…

# genetics - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Early risers may have genetic advantage
# Early Bird
# Early Bird

Early risers may have genetic advantage

Nov 25th 2012, 9:45 AM 11,897 Views 14 Comments

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

# genetics - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

DNA test to help identify superhorses
# DNA
# DNA

DNA test to help identify superhorses

Aug 29th 2012, 8:15 PM 6,737 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.

# genetics - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

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

Study shows males exposed to chronic stress have anxious daughters

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:05 PM 7,721 Views 11 Comments

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

# genetics - Thursday 7 June, 2012

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

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

Jun 7th 2012, 6:42 PM 4,567 Views 19 Comments

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

# genetics - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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

Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments

Feb 14th 2012, 8:43 AM 7,314 Views 51 Comments

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

# genetics - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy
# Family History
# Family History

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy

Jan 29th 2012, 3:57 PM 4,360 Views 8 Comments

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

# genetics - Monday 17 October, 2011

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

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

Oct 17th 2011, 7:30 AM 113 Views 35 Comments

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

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