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Rarely has a new scientific method created such a ruckus as the Crispr gene-editing technique. It has been touted as potentially offering a way to c(...)

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) granted a research licence to carry out advanced genome editing techniques on human embryos. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The unwillingness of legislators to bring in laws to control embryo research means that any company could begin conducting human gene editing without (...)

Photo of Harold Browne for Saturday obits

Harold Browne, who has died aged 92, was an eminent surgeon and lecturer in anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He was describ(...)

Online doctors (from left): Dr Christina Hennessey, Dr Tatjana Street, Stephen Bourke, Dr Tom Brett, and Dr Gigi Taguri

Ireland’s first online doctor does not like the term ‘online doctor’. “We actually hate the word if I’m honest,” admits Stephen Bourke, managing direc(...)

   The board of the HSE West/North West Hospital Group has ordered a review of the actions of staff members who treated Savita Halappanavar (above) at University Hospital Galway.

The board of the West/North-West Hospitals group is to start a review of the actions of all staff members involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar (...)