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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • New dating site uses DNA to make love connection

    New dating site uses DNA to make love connection
    There are dozens of online dating sites to help you in your quest to find "the one," but a new website is offering up a unique way to find that special someone.  Just make sure you don't end up dating a relative.  SingldOut.com claims to be the...
  • Hollywood tackling issue of untested rape kits

    Hollywood tackling issue of untested rape kits
    — The DNA evidence implicating a rape suspect languished in a Hollywood police refrigerator for nearly three years. Investigators finally submitted the DNA for testing earlier this year — one month after suspect Kareem Malcolm was implicated...
  • Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA

    Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA
    An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice. Three judges of the Court of...
  • JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest

    JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest
    For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

    London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass
    Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking. This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
  • California biotech IPOs burgeoning, thanks in part to federal law

    California biotech IPOs burgeoning, thanks in part to federal law
    The number of biotech companies in California and across the nation raising money by going public is burgeoning. A big contributor to the growth was a 2012 change in federal laws regulating initial public offerings of stock, known as IPOs on Wall...
  • Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher

    Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher
    Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
  • Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance

    Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance
    In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...