Study: Digital information can be stored in DNA

NEW YORK (AP) — It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries. Is this some new electronic gadget? Nope. It’s DNA.


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Kansas exhumes bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers

LANSING, Kan. (AP) – Kansas officials have exhumed the bodies of two men executed for the 1959 slayings of a Kansas family made infamous in Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, “In Cold Blood.”


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Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

NEW YORK (AP) – To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it’s a monster.


Attorneys say a Gacy victim was misidentified

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for a woman who for years doubted her 14-year-old son was a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy said Thursday that a lab concluded that DNA tests on the exhumed […]


Babies with DNA from 3 people? (video)

Scientists in the U.S. have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that someday could be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases. KFWB’s Maggie […]


Nobel prize winner got poor marks in science

LONDON (AP) – Teacher knows best? That doesn’t appear to be the case for one teacher who called a future Nobel Prize winner’s dreams of becoming a scientist “quite ridiculous” in a scathing report card. […]


LA sheriff's detectives seek to solve old murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said Thursday they have linked the murder of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in 1995 to that of a missing person who vanished from […]


How the tabby got its stripes: It's in the genes

NEW YORK (AP) – How does a tabby cat earn its stripes? With the right DNA. Scientists say they’ve found the gene that sets the common tabby pattern – stripes or blotches. It’s one of […]


Judge: Murder defendant's DNA can be collected

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lawyers for a prominent professional tennis referee charged with the coffee-cup killing of her husband have lost a bid to block prosecutors from taking a sample of her DNA. Lois Ann […]


Tests only identify Zimmerman's DNA on handgun

  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Forensic tests show that George Zimmerman’s was the only DNA that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The results made […]


Cold case: Remains ID'd as Calif. teen missing since '68

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – San Bernardino County authorities say a cold-case investigation has determined that remains found in 1969 in a shallow grave near Wrightwood were those of a teenage girl whose disappearance had […]


Texas man freed after DNA clears him of rape

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A North Texas man has been freed more than two decades after he was wrongly convicted of raping a 14-year-old Fort Worth girl. David Lee Wiggins was convicted in 1989 […]