Ireland’s ag minister wants to make island GMO-free global seed refuge

Ireland’s ag minister wants to make island GMO-free global seed refuge

Marie O'Halloran | 
Ireland should work to have all-island status as GMO-free to maintain biodiversity, according to Minister of State for Agriculture Andrew ...
Irish professor: Don't listen to 'lunatic fringe' myths that foods cause—or cure—cancer

Irish professor: Don’t listen to ‘lunatic fringe’ myths that foods cause—or cure—cancer

Paul Cullen | 
Most cancers are caused by bad luck and genetic factors, with little evidence to link specific foods to the disease, ...
Hundreds of patients with genetic ailments denied treatment abroad

Hundreds of patients with genetic ailments denied treatment abroad

Paul Cullen | 
Hundreds of families with inherited conditions who have been waiting up to two years for an appointment at the State’s ...

Mendel’s groundbreaking work not appreciated during his time

David McConnell, John Atkins | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gregor Mendel bred and ...
Ancient Irish closely related to Middle Easterners, genome analysis shows

Ancient Irish closely related to Middle Easterners, genome analysis shows

Paul Cullen | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Evidence of massive migration ...

GMO myths hold back advances in eco-conscious farming

David Robert Grimes | 
Few scientific avenues are as controversial in the public mind as genetic modification of crops. Many scientists are allured by ...

New GM omega-3 seeds approved for trials in Britain

Mark Hennessy | 
Permission has been granted by the British department of environment, food and rural affairs for the planting of a genetically ...

Irish human rights group warns of expanding use of DNA testing by police

Elaine Edwards | 
A Government proposal which would allow the taking of DNA samples for “mass screening” of certain “classes”of individuals should be ...

Irish Supreme Court says motherhood is genes, not gestation

Mary Carolan | 
Motherhood can no longer be decided on the basis of giving birth but must be decided according to inheritable characteristics, ...

Irish potato farmers, facing blight scare, look to GMOs but EU turns blind eye

David McConnell | 
GM is important for Ireland. The country's staple pototao crop is being threatened. Farmers typically spray 10-20 times against blight; ...

Broccoli may trump your genetics when it comes to your chances of getting arthritis

Gavin Collins | 
What your post code is and whether you fancy a few florets of broccoli for dinner may trump your genetics when it ...

Ireland: blight-resistant GM potato study to begin second phase

Alison Healy | 
The following is an excerpt. Teagasc hopes to begin planting out more than 5,000 potato plants in the next two weeks, ...

What big data can tell you about your genome

Karlin Lillington | 
Faster and cheaper computing power and software has meant that decoding work on the human genome, which took months of ...

Fears of GMOs based on ‘commercial politics’, says Gates director

Judith Crosbie | 
The following is an excerpt. European fear of genetically modified organisms has more to do with “commercial politics than it ...

Personalized genomics: Do you want to know what illnesses await you in the future?

Sylvia Thompson | 
The following is an excerpt. Geneticists are predicting that within five years, a single genetics test will show what diseases ...

Controversial GM potato trial to yield results in weeks

Alison Healy | 
A controversial study into the environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in Oak Park, Co Carlow, is expected to ...

DNA test to guarantee Irish pigmeat

Alison Healy | 
A NOVEL paternity test for pigs has been introduced to determine if meat sold as Irish actually comes from Irish ...

Anti biotech activists claim that “GM ‘cure’ threatens to be much worse than any agricultural disease”

Gavin Lynch | 
“I KNOW an old lady who swallowed a fly” — we all know the song from our childhood, but what ...

Ireland: Green light for GM potatoes test

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the go-ahead for a genetically modified blight-resistant potato crop to be tested on ...

Senior advisor on biotechnology to US Secretary of State says Europeans are “strongly against GM foods”

Dick Ahlstrom | 
Jack Bobo, senior adviser on biotechnology to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, recently delivered a talk at University College ...

Central body to oversee ‘biobanks’ storing human tissue

Dick Ahlstrom | 
THE CREATION of a single Government-funded body to oversee the retention of human tissue samples has moved a step closer ...

Decision due on GM potato trial

Stella Coffey | 
Sir, – It’s not often these days that one finds oneself in agreement with virtually anything said by a government ...