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The Speed Gene test analyses a racehorse’s DNA to identify the best distance at which it should compete. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A new study of racing form shows that an Irish-developed genetic test for thoroughbreds makes racehorse ownership less of a gamble. Equine science s(...)

Equinome co-founder Prof Emmeline Hillleads the research-and-development team in Plusvital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland has been attempting to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with mixed success to date. There have been several major breakthroughs over t(...)

Kevin Manning riding Dawn Approach to win The Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in October 2012. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It requires something of a leap of faith to believe Dawn Approach can win this afternoon’s Epsom Derby but if the Irish star pulls it off, then racing(...)

Unexpected consequences: Francis Crick and James Watson in Cambridge in the 1950s. Photograph: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

Sixty years ago this year an important thoroughbred stallion was conceived, one that would later prove to carry an exceptional set of genes. Al(...)