DNA

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Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say DNA testing has uncovered dozens of genetic markers tied to breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. The international effort detailed today involved more than 100 institutions and testing of 200,000 people.

03/27/2013

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At more colleges, classes on genetics get personal

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa student Bakir Hajdarevic didn’t have to study for the most important test in his genetics class. He just had to spit.

03/01/2013

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Court takes up question of arrestee DNA sampling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With DNA testing becoming more common in criminal investigations, the Supreme Court will decide whether police can take genetic samples from people they arrest for crimes.

02/25/2013

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Horsemeat finding turns suppliers, grocers to DNA testing

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s surprise discovery this month of horsemeat traces in factory-produced burgers is boosting business for one trade: Forensics labs that use DNA fingerprinting to tell you what’s on your plate.

01/30/2013

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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.

01/23/2013

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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.”

12/18/2012

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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.

12/13/2012

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 […]

10/25/2012

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 […]

10/24/2012

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. […]

10/09/2012

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 […]

10/04/2012

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 […]

09/20/2012

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