Risk-free prenatal paternity testing

Risk-free prenatal paternity testing

AlphaBiolabs’ risk-free prenatal paternity testing can determine whether a man is a baby’s biological father before the baby is born. The test can be performed as early as 5 weeks after conception (or 7 weeks after the last period), and is non-invasive and, therefore,...
Ireland tackles its teenage drink and drugs crisis

Ireland tackles its teenage drink and drugs crisis

A task force in the west of Ireland is using Iceland’s model for reducing alcohol and drug abuse among teenagers. In Iceland 20 years ago, almost 25% of 15–16-year olds were smoking every day, more than 40% had got drunk in the past month and 17% had tried cannabis....
Irish communities severely affected by drug gang violence

Irish communities severely affected by drug gang violence

Violence and intimidation by drug gangs has severely affected communities in Ireland and had a major impact on individuals, their families and the functioning of local services. This is the finding of Europol’s 2019 Drug Markets Report. The huge amount of money spent...
Relatives of missing persons urged to give DNA

Relatives of missing persons urged to give DNA

Since the establishment of Ireland’s DNA database in 2015, submitted samples have helped identify a total of 28 people. It is critical for relatives of missing persons to come forward and give a DNA sample. This only involves a non-invasive swab taken from the mouth,...
Over 100 babies born addicted to drugs in 2018

Over 100 babies born addicted to drugs in 2018

Last year, hospitals in Ireland recorded one case every 3 days of a baby being born either addicted to, or severely affected by, alcohol or drugs. In all, there were 113 instances of a newborn baby being recorded as suffering from complications caused by their...
Big increases in recorded drug crime outside Dublin

Big increases in recorded drug crime outside Dublin

The biggest increases in recorded drug crime countrywide are occurring outside of Dublin. Sizeable increases have been recorded in many locations in Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Sligo, Carlow, Louth, Mayo, Kildare and Westmeath. Garda sources believe higher disposable...
DNA test before baby is born

DNA test before baby is born

A DNA test before baby is born is now available from AlphaBiolabs. This in-house prenatal DNA test can accurately determine the paternity of a baby whilst still in the womb. This is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test, so there is no risk of miscarriage. As such,...