How innocent man's DNA was found at killing scene

by jeeg 8. July 2013 23:14
When a San Jose man charged with murdering a Monte Sereno millionaire was suddenly freed last month, prosecutors acknowledged he had an airtight alibi - he was drunk and unconscious at a hospital when the victim was killed in his mansion miles away. But a mystery remained: How did the DN... [More]

Losing your say on DNA

by jeeg 17. June 2013 21:00
In a narrow ruling June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the DNA swabbing of people arrested in connection with serious crimes is legal. The Maryland attorney general praised DNA swabbing as the 21st-century equivalent of fingerprinting and said it would help solve crimes. No doubt. Bu... [More]

What Makes a Jewish Mother

by jeeg 5. June 2013 20:42
I was 42 when my husband and I began trying to have a child. Three years later, I finally accepted it wasn’t going to happen naturally. We narrowed our options to two: use eggs donated by another woman, or adopt. We visited a couple who had adopted two children to learn more. As we talk... [More]

CRG Statement: Supreme Court Ruling Fails to Protect the Privacy of Americans' DNA

by jeeg 4. June 2013 19:03
The US Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Maryland’s law allowing law enforcement to collect DNA upon arrest and prior to conviction fails to protect the privacy of Americans’ DNA and is a serious blow to human rights in the United States. In Maryland v King the Court has no... [More]

Lethal DNA tags could keep innocent people out of jail

by jeeg 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]

Sixty years of a DNA world view

by jeeg 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]

Israel Police skirt law, create migrant DNA database

by jeeg 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]

To claim someone has 'Viking ancestors' is no better than astrology

by jeeg 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]

Gene patents put patients at risk

by jeeg 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]

Request for DNA questioned in fatal bus stop crash

by jeeg 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]
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