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In this July 31, 2013 photo, Chancery Judge Janace Harvey Goree, sits in her Yazoo City, Miss., chambers, expresses her grave concern to learn several middle school girls have become pregnant in recent years in Holmes County, where she lives. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Miss. law requires cord blood from some teen moms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won’t name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must […]

08/02/2013

Albert DeSalvo, the suspected Boston Strangler suspect. (AP Photo)

DNA links Boston Strangler suspect to last victim

BOSTON (AP) — DNA tests confirm that the man who once claimed to be the Boston Strangler did kill the woman believed to be the serial killer’s last victim and was likely responsible for the […]

07/19/2013

Albert DeSalvo, the suspected Boston Strangler suspect. (AP Photo)

Cops to exhume remains in Boston Strangler case

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — The family of a woman who may have been the Boston Strangler’s last victim could be just days away from getting answers about her slaying after decades of wondering whether police […]

07/12/2013

Albert DeSalvo, the suspected Boston Strangler suspect. (AP Photo)

DA: Dead suspect tied to ’64 Boston Strangler case

BOSTON (AP) — The man who once claimed to be the Boston Strangler has been linked to one of the 11 victims by DNA evidence for the first time, leading to the planned exhumation of […]

07/12/2013

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Mass. DA: DNA links DeSalvo to Strangler victim

BOSTON (AP) — Advances in DNA technology have allowed investigators to link longtime suspect Albert DeSalvo to the last of the 1960s slayings attributed to the Boston Strangler, a prosecutor said Thursday. The DNA produced […]

07/11/2013

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State winding down in George Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Prosecutors are winding down their case in George Zimmerman’s murder trial after presenting forensics evidence and testimony aimed at refuting Zimmerman’s claim he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot […]

07/04/2013

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UK may OK creating babies with DNA from 3 people

LONDON (AP) — Britain may allow a controversial technique to create babies using DNA from three people, a move that would help couples avoid passing on rare genetic diseases, the country’s top medical officer says. […]

06/28/2013

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Court says human genes cannot be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The high […]

06/13/2013

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Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. “Taking and analyzing […]

06/03/2013

Police officers stand near cordoned off spot where a French soldier was stabbed in the throat, La Defense district, outside Paris. (AP Photo)

DNA, video led to arrest in French soldier attack

PARIS (AP) — Traces of DNA on an orange juice bottle and a surveillance video of a man praying in a mall led to the arrest Wednesday of a young suspect accused of stabbing a […]

05/29/2013

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Scientists decode DNA of ‘living fossil’ fish

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have decoded the DNA of a celebrated “living fossil” fish, giving them new insights into how today’s mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds evolved from a fish ancestor.

04/17/2013

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Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases.

04/15/2013

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