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Trinity College Dublin professor in genetics Aoife McLysaght. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Geneticists at Trinity College Dublin have found a faster new way to help identify genes associated(...)

Development of nicotine dependence is associated with the release of the brain-signalling chemical dopamine, which is also associated with the “reward system” in the brain that drives addiction and pleasure. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

(...) in kicking the habit may in part depend on your genes. A group led by Yunlong Ma and colleagues at(...)

Beekeepers on both sides of the Border are being asked to count the Verroa mites in their hives

(...) genes that confer this resistance. McCormack is heading a research programme with the strong support(...)

For young children, research shows that boosting their IQ does not pay off. Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

(...) of genetic determinism . . . an it’s-all-in-the-genes attitude.” It can be a significant handicap(...)

The notion of the “jumping gene” that hops from one species to another has been known since the 1950, causing for example antibiotic resistance that helps superbugs like MRSA to survive. File photograph taken from the Dublin City of Science 2012 initiative.

(...) where if one species didn’t have the genes it needed to survive it just stole them from a neighbour(...)

Studying genes switched on as babies start to kick, scientists believe they may learn how to control stem cells to turn them into replacement bone tissue. Photograph: Getty

Dick Ahlstrom Science Editor Researchers at Trinity have found a collection of genes(...)

Man’s best friend has made a contribution to science that could help lick obsessive compulsive disorder in humans. An analysis of dogs with the disorder has identified four genes that are strongly linked to the condition, and similar genes may be involved in the human version of OCD.

(...) compulsive disorder in humans. An analysis of dogs with the disorder has identified four genes that are(...)

A bats-eye view of the world: The new world Watson’s fruit bat, Dermanura Watsoni, in Costa Rica was studied to discover genes involved in its sense of smell. Photograph: Dr Sebastien Puechmaille

(...).Certainly, nature understands how important smell is, given that up to six per cent of our genes are dedicated to(...)