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  • Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science

     Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science
    Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks. Virtually a one-man operation with a...
  • Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display

    Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display
    It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life." A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
  • DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool

    DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool
    DNA testing has become routine in criminal investigations, and it also has been used to demonstrate that people convicted of crimes are innocent. But its history as a forensic tool is fairly recent. DNA testing has become routine in criminal...
  • DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study

    DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study
    How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...
  • Retirement: pushing the pause/restart buttons

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working past 66 may not be everyone's idea of a dream "retirement," but for many baby-boomers, it could represent the future. A 2013 Wells Fargo survey showed that one-third of respondents expect to work until "at least 80"...
  • Doctor who testified for chemical-industry front group gives up his license

    Doctor who testified for chemical-industry front group gives up his license
    As one of the nation’s top burn surgeons, Dr. David Heimbach was a perfect choice to enlist as a star witness. His dramatic testimony about babies burned to death in furniture fires helped convince lawmakers they shouldn’t scale back use of...
  • Identical twins, one case of Down syndrome: a genetic mystery

    Identical twins, one case of Down syndrome: a genetic mystery
    A rare occurrence in the earliest days of a pregnancy produces an unusual and mystifying outcome: Identical twin fetuses are conceived of the same meeting of egg and sperm. And despite their shared DNA, one of the twins has Down syndrome (the most...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...
  • Antidepressants & self-harm: For those under 24, initial dose matters

    Antidepressants & self-harm: For those under 24, initial dose matters
    About a decade after the Food and Drug Administration first warned that antidepressant medications increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, new research has found that kids and young adults starting on high doses of...
  • Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder

    Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder
    Hezekiah Whitfield was found guilty on all charges in connection with the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994. Jurors convicted Whitfield in the killing of 71-year-old Fred Reckling, a murder that was previously pinned on another man, James...
  • Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers
    By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...