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US whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials by video during a parliamentary hearing on improving the protection of whistleblowers, at the Council of Europe in 2014. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

In terms of privacy and data protection, 2019 was another bumper year of issues, arguments, frustrations and weary resignation, eased by a (very) few (...)

An entire population can be profiled from just 2 per cent of a nation’s DNA. Photograph: Getty

Dublin-based company Genomics Medicine Ireland has had an awkward October and November. It is owned by an independent subsidiary of a sprawling Chine(...)

Private DNA research, especially on national populations, remains highly controversial

The private Irish genome research company GMI, which has ambitious (and alarming) plans to gather DNA from 400,000 Irish people, is back in the news. (...)