IRELAND: Country looks to academe to re-ignite economyThe Chronicle of Higher Education.
A cross town, on University College Dublin's sprawling campus, Emmeline Hill, a rising-star geneticist, devotes one day a week to her own commercial venture, a year-old university start-up company called Equinome. It sells a blood test to locate the 'speed gene' in thoroughbreds. Now that the Celtic Tiger of the 1990s has been knocked on its back by the government's debt burden, and Ireland's national budget is in crisis, Irish universities are working harder than ever to produce dividends from their research.
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