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Prof Leonard Hayflick established the WI-38 cell strain from the cells of an aborted female foetus to provide vaccines against poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, shingles, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A. Photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution has overturned a manifest injustice. One outcome will be a rise in the number of foe(...)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

Week 10’s main takeaway: Cowboys muddle NFC play-off picture, show life in win against Philadelphia The Cowboys have been one of the most frustratin(...)

Mari Steed: would like to see more emphasis on disclosure and access to documents.

Mari Steed is one of thousands of people who were sent by institutions in Ireland to the US for adoption. She was born in Bessborough Mother and Baby(...)

His Holiness Pope Francis with President Michel D. Higgins and his wife Sabena at Áras An Uachtaráin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church in Ireland is to hold a further national collection to help defray remaining costs from the World Meeting of Families (WMoF2018) a(...)

 Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate as  Josh Lambo kicks a field goal in their clash with the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players have been detained and released after they allegedly tried to leave a London nightclub without settling a £50,000 (€(...)

The US Democratic and Republican parties are eyeing the women’s vote as a potential deal-breaker in the midterm elections, given President Donald Trump’s unpopularity among many women voters. Photograph: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images

As the results rolled in on election night in November 2016, and the electoral college map began to turn from blue to red, the eyes of the country tur(...)

Rev John David Crowley in a church directory at Holy Angels parish. Crowley was named in a grand jury report that listed hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania accused of abusing children. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

The US justice department has opened an investigation into Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania accused of covering up sexual abuse for decades, a (...)

Would it be acceptable if healthy women dealing with, say, body image concerns or employers who don’t want them to be off work, chose AWT as a substitute for a normal pregnancy? Photograph: iStock

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), something odd is going on at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. The process is ectogenesi(...)

Art McRory: captained Tyrone to the All-Ireland junior football title in 1968 and  managed the Tyrone senior teams that  reached the 1986 and 1995 All-Ireland  finals. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

Fifty years ago this month, there were a few familiar preoccupations in the GAA, including distribution of resources and a lament for simpler football(...)

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan  won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph:  Dan Istitene/Getty Images

“It’s time to celebrate but it’s also time to reflect and see what we can do better next year,” the Ireland high performance director for rowing said (...)

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