7. May 2013 23:20
Will New York State be the first state in the nation to require the labeling of food containing what has become known as GMO -- genetically modified organisms?
More than 60 countries have enacted laws banning the use of GMO in producing food or requiring the labeling of food w... [More]
29. January 2013 00:51
The robber fled through a backyard in Queens, dropping a jacket and gloves and with them, genetic material.
Detectives failed to find a suspect in tests comparing the material against a DNA database of convicted criminals. But the search yielded a near match to a convict with an unusually simil... [More]
20. December 2012 21:27
A man will go on trial for attempted murder in Brooklyn. His fate may hang on the handlebars of a bicycle.
Prosecutors contend he shot a man from the bike, and may have left a DNA calling card on its surface. He may not have been the only one to touch the bicycle, though.
As DNA evid... [More]
2. August 2012 23:28
Changes intended to include more people in New York's DNA database of criminals has taken effect.
New York is now collecting DNA samples from everyone convicted of a felony or penal misdemeanor.
The so-called "all-crimes DNA" program was authorized in a law earlier this year.
The measure th... [More]
14. March 2012 01:21
Council for Responsible Genetics
The Governor argues that law enforcement needs to collect DNA samples from all New Yorkers convicted of even minor crimes. Let’s start by being absolutely clear about what... [More]
16. January 2012 20:23
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants an "all crimes" DNA database for New York. That would authorize the police to take a DNA sample from every person convicted of any crime in our state, no matter how small.
The governor should rethink this radical proposal. Evidence shows that when it comes to DNA ... [More]
12. January 2012 21:58
The state of New York is considering a dramatic expansion of its DNA collection. New Yorkers who find themselves under arrest for anything may soon have to give up a sample.
“I propose it be expanded to 100-percent of all crimes. Let’s provide justice for all and let’s be th... [More]
15. June 2010 01:39
As of April, New York state's DNA databank contained the genetic profiles of 356,054 people, most of them criminals. A decision later this month could, in effect, add millions more, whose only "offense" is being related to a convict.
No, their DNA won't actually be in the system. But ... [More]