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  • Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby

     Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby
    Since January, a new California law allows for a child to have more than two legal parents. But children are still limited to two genetic parents. That could change soon, if the Food and Drug Administration approves human clinical trials for a technique...
  • DNA registry legislation raises concerns about Big Brother

    If you are innocent, you have nothing to fear. Right? What could possibly go wrong with widespread unwarranted searches designed to collect evidence, in the form of DNA samples, from people who have not been convicted of anything? Worrywarts are...
  • Does dad's diet determine a baby's genetic fate?

    Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring. The findings, published online...
  • Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world
    Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how...
  • California may collect DNA in felony arrests, appeals court rules

    California may collect DNA in felony arrests, appeals court rules
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of California’s practice of taking and storing DNA profiles from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • 'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]

    'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]
    "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people." When 19th century British statesman W. E. Gladstone supposedly staked this claim, the world knew nothing of DNA...
  • Professors at Berkeley and Stanford share Nobel Prize for medicine

    Professors at Berkeley and Stanford share Nobel Prize for medicine
    Professors of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley and Stanford University are sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in unraveling the mystery of a key cellular process. Randy W. Schekman of Berkeley and Thomas...
  • DNA on piece of latex led to suspect in Koreatown homicide, police say

    DNA on piece of latex led to suspect in Koreatown homicide, police say
    A match from a DNA sample left on a piece of latex led police to the 66-year-old suspect who pleaded not guilty this week to killing a 62-year-old man in Koreatown in March, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Responding to complaints about a foul smell in mid-...
  • General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios

    No more GMOs in your Cheerios. General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal. The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to...
  • Non-GMO Cheerios are just what the customer ordered

    It’s good news that General Mills has decided not to include genetically engineered ingredients in Cheerios. Not because crops whose DNA has been tinkered with in a laboratory are dangerous to human health. There’s still a dearth of evidence...
  • FDA must stand firm in the 'natural' food fight

     FDA must stand firm in the 'natural' food fight
    Contrary to what many consumers assume, a "natural" label on foods doesn't necessarily mean much. The Food and Drug Administration has never defined the term, though it says it doesn't object to its use to describe foods without added color, artificial...