In this kind of human DNA editing, genetic effects are passed on from one generation to the next. Illustration: iStock

On November 25th, 2018, Henry Greely turned on his computer to find an email which read “Crispr babies”. The mail was a link to a story at the MIT Tec(...)

Ryanair’s director of sustainability, Thomas Fowler, said that the airline and Trinity hoped the work would help influence EU and international governments’ policies. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Trinity College Dublin will begin researching sustainable aviation fuels and zero-carbon flying with the aid of €1.5 million from Ryanair. The initia(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau  in Washington, where he raised a trade dispute involving Bombardier aircraft. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has said he talked to US president Donald Trump about the Bombardier dispute which threatens more than 4,000 jo(...)

More than 1,000 people in Bombardier’s Belfast plant are directly employed manufacturing wings for CSeries planes. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The US Department of Commerce has delivered a further blow to Bombardier workers in Belfast by adding another tariff of nearly 80 per cent on sales of(...)

International government leaders have called for a more open and secure internet at the fourth annual Freedom Online Coalition conference, bein(...)

President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso will be conferred with the honorary doctorate at UCC next week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Cork in recognition of h(...)