DNA

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

Police hunt suspected serial massage parlor rapist

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Riverside police are hunting a man they say robbed and raped people at Southern California spas and massage parlors for at least a decade — sometimes brutally beating them. Authorities on […]

09/25/2013

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Report says DNA test verified bin Laden’s identity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret budget documents show that a U.S. military laboratory in Afghanistan analyzed DNA from Osama bin Laden’s corpse and confirmed his identify shortly after he was killed by a Navy SEAL team. […]

08/29/2013

In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

DC panda that birthed live cub has stillborn 1 too

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panda at Washington’s National Zoo that has been tending to her squealing newborn cub also gave birth to a stillborn cub Saturday that wasn’t fully formed and was never alive outside […]

08/25/2013

This combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department)

Suspect’s family wants DNA test on Hannah Anderson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The family of a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother has asked for paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children […]

08/21/2013

A cat (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cat DNA database helps convict killer

LONDON (AP) — A newly created DNA database of British cats has helped convict a killer, a British university said Wednesday, illustrating how even pets’ genetic material can be a boon to forensic scientists. The […]

08/14/2013

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FBI reopens 1964 kidnapping case after DNA testing

CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it is reopening its investigation into the 1964 kidnapping of a newborn boy from a Chicago hospital, after recent DNA testing revealed that a boy found in New […]

08/07/2013

This undated image made available by the National Institutes of Health and National Center for Microscopy in August 2013 shows HeLa cells. The cells were cultured with fluorescent proteins targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). (AP Photo/National Institutes of Health, National Center for Microscopy, Tom Deerinck)

Feds, family reach deal on use of DNA information

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a […]

08/07/2013

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