US senators Charles Grassley and Marco Rubio have written to the US department of health last month expressing concern about genomic data being collected by companies in the US with links to China. File photograph: Getty

The fear that China might use DNA data to devise biological weapons is one of the reasons why security services in the US have concerns about it getti(...)

DNA sequence. Photograph: iStock

Genetic data being collected by an Irish branch of a genomics multinational with links to China will eventually become available to the Irish health s(...)

An investigation was opened into the transfer of the DNA samples in 2016 from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to the company Genomics Medicine Ireland. Image: Getty Images

Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital has confirmed it is undertaking a review of processes in its clinical genetics department after the DNA samples (...)

DNA results could be used for denial of health insurance coverage, for example. Photograph: iStock

Ever since I signed up for a genealogy research site, it’s been sending me emails flogging its DNA analysis kit.  But there’s no way I will do a(...)

The announcement follows the acquisition of Genomics Medicine Ireland by Chinese genomics specialists WuXi Nextcode for an undisclosed sum. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will be the centre of one of the world’s most ambitious genome research programmes following the announcement of a $400 million investment. (...)

Start-up Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) has a 15-year partnership with multinational pharma group Abbvie to map the genomes of 45,000 Irish people in(...)

Research being carried out at Genomics Medicine Ireland

Ireland has not traditionally been a market for pharma companies conducting clinical trials. Despite most of the major player in the drug sector havin(...)

Genomics Medicine Ireland will work with Abbvie to examine potential genetic triggers for a series of major chronic diseases in the areas of cancer, neurosciences and immunology. Photograph: Conor McCabe/GMI

Multinational pharma group Abbvie is joining with an Irish start-up to map the genomes of 45,000 Irish people in an effort to develop drugs for the f(...)

Early-stage companies raised seed capital of €57m  in the first nine months of this year, equivalent to 8%  of all funds raised

Investment in Irish technology firms has more than doubled over the last two years, according to new figures which show that companies raised a record(...)