Lara Cassidy

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Newgrange passage tomb. Photograph: Ken Williams

The genetic make-up of an adult male buried in the heart of the ancient Newgrange passage tomb indicates he was among a ruling social elite and in-bre(...)

Old Irish Goats: As the last remaining goats of their kind, the animals warrant protection, not least as an irreplaceable genetic resource for future breeding.  Illustration: Michael Viney

A neighbour stopped on the road one morning in our braver “alternative” years to lean over the hedge and inquire, in encouraging tones, as to the purp(...)

Reconstruction of an early woman farmer by Elizabeth Black. Photograph: Barrie Hartwell

Evidence of massive migration to Ireland thousands of years ago has emerged from the sequencing of the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, carrie(...)

Above, from left (standing): Lara Cassidy, TCD’s genetics department; Marina Lynch of TCD’s institute of neuroscience; Aoife Gowen of DIT’s environmental health department. Seated, from left: Annie Curtis of Trinity’s biomedical science Institute and Aoife McLysaght of TCD’s genetics department. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Ada Lovelace – few people know her name, but more should and soon will.She was the daughter of the poet Byron, a mathematical prodigy, and the world’s(...)