SciTech

Two takes on genetics, race and identity politics

Two SciTech writers give their impression of Adam Rutherford’s December speech to Gensoc and Scisoc

Aisling Greene: Genetics vs. Prejudice

       

Before the December break, students gathered in the MacNeill lecture theatre for a talk from Dr. Adam Rutherford, the celebrated geneticist, author, and broadcaster. GenSoc (the genetics society)  and SciSoc (the science society) hosted the

Life, News

Choosing the traits of your children: a genetic testing panel discussion

Trinity’s Genetics Society host its final event of the year yesterday, March 15. A panel discussion entitled Ethics, Genetics & Preimplantation Genetic Testing, this event was led by speakers from four disciplines concerning the area of genetic testing and screening.

SciTech

Regenerative medicine and the role of chimeras

Jack Schofield describes the chimeras in medicine and their future in saving people’s live

Genetic Chimera

“A genetic chimera, in contrast, is just biological tissue that contains cells and DNA of multiple species.”

The complex terminology and nomenclature used by scientists is often criticised for being difficult to read or understand. Scientists can, however,

News

Influence of selective breeding found on taxidermy goats

Trinity geneticists use taxidermy specimens to show lack of genetic diversity in Irish goats

Trinity geneticists have found that modern day Irish goats lack genetic diversity due largely to intensive selective breeding that has been taking place over the past 200 years. The study is the first instance of taxidermy specimens being used to …

News

Trinity researchers discover breakthrough with autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia

The research, led by Professor Aoife McLysaght, will be published in the Nature Communications journal

NEWS

Researchers in Trinity’s department of genetics have isolated a short list of genes that could be responsible for a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases, including autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia and ADHD.

A team led by Professor Aoife McLysaght carried out

SciTech

Genes that make dogs a man’s best friend discovered

Aoife discusses the results of the recent study published in the paper entitled “Genomic Regions Associated With Interspecies Communication in Dogs Contain Genes Related to Human Social Disorders” by Persson et.al.

SCITECH

“Studies have confirmed that dogs, like preverbal infants, are aware of the intentional dimension of communication, an interspecies social skill that not even apes possess.”

Have you ever felt as though your dog is trying to talk to you? Not

SciTech

HFEA granted permission to genetically modify human embryos in the UK

Turlough discusses the possible research outcomes carried out by the pioneering developmental biologist Dr. Kathy Niakan.

Last week, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London received the go-ahead to edit the genomes of human embryos from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). It didn’t take long for other scientists to begin issuing statements about

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