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In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Don Walker, a human osteologist with the Museum of London, poses for photographers, with one of the skeletons found by construction workers under central London's Charterhouse Square. Twenty-five skeletons were uncovered last year during work on Crossrail, a new rail line that's boring 13 miles (21 kilometers) of tunnels under the heart of the city. Archaeologists immediately suspected the bones came from a cemetery for victims of the bubonic plague that ravaged Europe in the 14th century. The Black Death, as the plague was called, is thought to have killed at least 75 million people, including more than half of Britain's population. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death

LONDON (AP) — You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death — and of […]

03/29/2014

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FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that proponents say could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal […]

02/24/2014

Lonnie Franklin Jr., right, appears with his attorney Louisa Pensanti for an arraignment on multiple charges as the alleged "Grim Sleeper" killer, on Monday Aug. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles Superior Court. (AP Pool/Nick Ut,Pool)

‘Grim Sleeper’ says he didn’t authorize police to seize items before arrest

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The alleged “Grim Sleeper” testified today that he did not consent to the collection or testing of DNA evidence seized by an undercover detective posing as a bus boy at a […]

01/07/2014

Oct. 4, 2011: Amanda Knox speaks at a news conference shortly after her arrival from Italy at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Knox in email: ‘I didn’t kill Meredith’

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Amanda Knox declared her innocence in her roommate’s 2007 murder in a highly unusual email Tuesday to the Italian court hearing the case against her. The former U.S. exchange student also […]

12/17/2013

A Mnemiopsis leidyi, a species of comb jelly known as a sea walnut. (AP Photo/Brown University, Stefan Siebert)

Sponges squeezed off oldest branch of animal tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don’t represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all. The DNA research […]

12/12/2013

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Court to consider California’s DNA collection law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An 11-judge appeals court panel will consider the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples from everybody arrested in the state. Voters passed the law in 2004 to go in […]

12/08/2013

This photo provided by the Center for American Archaeology on Nov. 12, 2013 shows canine bones buried at the Koster site in Greene County, Ill. (AP Photo/Center for American Archaeology, Del Baston)

Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man’s best friend first appear? The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe. But DNA studies have implicated […]

11/14/2013

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Florida death row inmate Darius Kimbrough. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections)

Fla. inmate executed for killing of Orlando woman

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted in the 1991 sexual assault and murder of an aspiring artist in Orlando has been executed in Florida. Forty-year-old Darius Kimbrough was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. following […]

11/12/2013

In this picture taken with a mobile phone, US student Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, right, sits with his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, center, as Amanda Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova speaks to them ahead of a hearing in Sollecito and Knox's trial at an appeals court in Florence, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Patricia Thomas)

Knox’s knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A court-appointed expert testifying in U.S. student Amanda Knox’s third murder trial in Italy said Wednesday that a new trace of DNA found on the handle of the knife alleged to […]

11/06/2013

In this May 24, 2000 photo, Patsy Ramsey and her husband, John, parents of JonBenet Ramsey, look on during a nws conference in Atlanta regarding their lie-detector examinations for the murder of their daughter. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

Grand jury indicted JonBenet Ramsey parents

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A grand jury found enough evidence to indict the parents of JonBenet Ramsey for child abuse and accessory to first-degree murder in the 6-year-old’s death, newly unsealed documents revealed Friday, nearly […]

10/26/2013

Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes posing with a prepared DNA sample taken from  hair  from a Himalayan animal. (AP Photo/ Channel 4)

DNA links mysterious Yeti to ancient polar bear

LONDON (AP) — A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it’s a bear. DNA analysis conducted by Oxford […]

10/17/2013

A poster soliciting information regarding an unidentified body in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYPD says mother of ‘Baby Hope’ has been identified using DNA

NEW YORK (AP) — In a dramatic break in a cold case more than two decades old, investigators used DNA to identify the mother of a dead child known only as Baby Hope, police said […]

10/08/2013

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