Irish Genome Sequenced For First Time

Irish DNA unravelled by scientists

A team of Irish scientists have sequenced the complete genetic code of an Irish person for the first time. The 3.1 billion sub-units of DNA that comprise the human genome were mapped by a team from at University College Dublin, using advanced sequencing technology – the research reveals Irish people are genetically predisposed to believing nonsense, voting for criminals and venerating pork, particularly rashers.

The landmark study, due to be published in the online journal Genome Biology, provides the first complete genetic picture of the Irish branch of the European ancestral tree. It is believed that further research may shed light on our propensity for unethical business practice and the creation of meaningless red tape to dress it in.

Scientists are reading the genomes of many species to understand how life forms differ from each other, and why they become diseased. It is the first time since the publication of Punch Magazine in the 1850s that Irish people have been identified as a separate and distinct species.

Unravelling the differences between the Irish genome and other population groups may yield vital clues as to why Irish people are more susceptible to certain diseases, such as Fianna Fail, Tony Blair and RTE.

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