8. May 2013 21:39
DNA so dangerous that it doesn't exist in nature has been given its first useful role – keeping innocent people out of jail.
Several sequences of DNA not found in nature – probably because they are incompatible with life – were identified in 2007. Now it seems these so-calle... [More]
6. May 2013 22:08
Over the last week, there have been several articles celebrating the passage of 60 years since James Watson and Francis Crick published their paper in Nature describing the double helical structure of the DNA molecule. It unleashed a genomic worldview and led to the central dogma of genetics and... [More]
2. May 2013 22:20
Police have been collecting for over a year now the DNA of African migrants who cross into Israel from Egypt and are incarcerated at the Negev’s Saharonim detention facility. The police wanted to find a way to collect the DNA of the migrants before they disappear in Tel Aviv, as ... [More]
11. April 2013 19:38
You may have missed the latest genetic discovery. One million British men may be directly descended from the Roman legions". The story reappeared at the Who Do You Think You Are – Live event at London's Olympia, when it was repeated by Alistair Moffatt, the managing director of BritainsDNA... [More]
28. March 2013 19:35
Authorities have gone too far in allowing claims on DNA
For more than 30 years legal authorities around the world have been arguing about the patentability of DNA. The next round takes place on April 15 when the US Supreme Court hears a challenge to patents held by Myriad Genetics ... [More]
12. March 2013 00:07
Defense attorneys are questioning the motives of authorities who on Friday requested the DNA of Gary Lee Hosey Jr.'s passengers in the crash that left four dead and eight injured in September.
Hosey's lawyers, Kristina Wildeveld and Dayvid Figler, said their client told police that he was the... [More]
28. February 2013 01:28
The Supreme Court justices sounded closely split Tuesday on what one of them called the most important criminal procedure case in decades, a challenge to whether police may routinely take DNA samples from suspects and put the results in a national database.
"Why isn't this the fingerp... [More]
28. February 2013 00:55
More than a quarter-century since Florida became the first state to use
Now it’s the U.S. Supreme Court’s turn to hear, and hopefully settle, the issue. On Tuesday, February 26, lawyers for the state of Maryland and a convicted rapist presented oral arguments on whether authorities ... [More]
1. February 2013 19:56
The New York City medical examiner’s office said Thursday that it had discovered more than 50 cases in which it failed to upload critical DNA evidence samples from crime scenes to the state’s DNA database, preventing those samples from being compared to genetic material from convicte... [More]
30. January 2013 22:47
San Bernardino District Attorney, Michael A. Ramos, drafted a hand-delivered a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and the Senate majority leader Senator Harry Reid asking for DNA collection to be added to a proposed immigration reform package.
"With this request, I tepidly pu... [More]