DNA

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

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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