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Twin peaks: initial study results, presented recently at an American Society for Nutrition conference, have documented variations in how participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise (...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (left) and Raphael Wong being escorted in a prison van leaving the high court after sentencing in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to a second jail term of three months for his “leading” role in the 2014 Umbrella Movemen(...)

Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang and his wife Selina arrive the High Court in Hong Kong. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong’s former chief executive Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city’s history, has been sentenced to 20 months (...)

An ambulance carrying the coffin of a death row prisoner arrives at Wijayapura port after returning from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters

Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens for drug smuggling.Prime minister Tony Abbott(...)

A woman places a candle on top of pictures of the prisoners, during a vigil at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images

Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight (6pm Irish time), media said(...)

Brintha Sukumaran, a sister of Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran’s screams as she arrives at Wijaya Pura port to visit her brother at Nusakambangan prison ahead of the executions of the Bali Nine. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Nine drug traffickers have held emotional farewell meetings with their families after the Indonesian government rejected last-ditch pleas from around (...)

Michael Chan, a brother of Australian death row prisoner Andrew Chan, speaks to journalists at Wijaya Pura port after visiting his brother  at Nusakambangan prison in Indonesia on Monday.  Andrew Chan is among nine convicted drug traffickers facing execution by firing squad in Indonesia this week. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Kanupriya Kapoor and Jane WardellIndonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from A(...)

Pastor Christie Buckingham, from Portstewart, Co Derry, has been a long time friend and supporter of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.

An Irish woman has been chosen as a spiritual adviser in the final hours before death by one of two Australians set to be executed in Indonesia on Wed(...)

Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

Celia Veloso, mother of  Mary Jane Veloso, cries as she is comforted by family members, during a protest pleading President Benigno Aquino for help in her daughter’s case. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, altho(...)

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