The scientists have successfully reversed the mutation’s effects by slowing cancer cell growth in laboratory conditions. Photograph: iStock

Scientists in Trinity College Dublin have discovered how a specific genetic mutation causes an incurable childhood cancer, and have successfully rever(...)

Projects from the life and physical sciences, humanities and social sciences were awarded funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Ground-breaking basic research in the Republic is to benefit from €12 million in State funding with 12 leading researchers each benefiting from €1 mil(...)

It might be possible that the effects of the Irish Famine could have affected several generations

We are told that what you are is in the genes, and that it doesn’t matter if your parents kill themselves in the gym, you are not going to inherit the(...)