Plans to gather DNA from 400,000 Irish people


Sir, – Since reading Karlin Lillington’s article (Business, April 11th) I am wondering if I am the only one disturbed at the thought that a private genome research commercial firm, GMI, with Irish Government and Google funding and subsequently bought by a Chinese company last year, is planning to acquire DNA from 400,000 Irish people. I find this alarming. – Yours, etc,


Raheny, Dublin, 5.