| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Former Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller was chased to his car Wednesday by protesters angered that he had just received an award from the county’s bar association.
Police officers were called in to keep the peace, but there were...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
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?
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The state of California has been a leader in the use of familial DNA searches -- investigations that seek out crime suspects by taking unidentified crime scene DNA, looking in a state DNA database for people who are partial matches to that sample, and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:38 PM
More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:02 PM
We all smell things a little differently, and new research shows why: By examining the DNA of hundreds of individuals and testing their sense of smell, scientists found the genetic basis for why we smell certain scents.
Although smell is a huge part...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:19 PM
DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Updated Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m.
The Alaska Supreme Court is considering proposed rule changes that would require lawyers in the state to disclose evidence that suggests a person has been wrongly accused or convicted of a crime.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Updated: 5:30 p.m, Aug. 2
Longtime state prosecutor Patrick J. Gullufsen is suspended from practicing law after he withheld DNA evidence in a murder trial, according to documents acquired by KTUU.
A July memorandum from the Alaska Bar Association says...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.