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  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...
  • Osiris shares rise on news of quarterly, annual profit

    Osiris shares rise on news of quarterly, annual profit
    Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, sending its share price surging by as much as 10 percent Wednesday. Osiris made $3.7 million in the final three months of 2013, up from an...
  • Hacker breaches Hopkins server, but officials say identity theft not a concern

    Hacker breaches Hopkins server, but officials say identity theft not a concern
    Names, email addresses and phone numbers from about 850 current and former Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students were posted online Thursday, stolen by someone claiming to be part of the hacker group known as Anonymous. The breached...
  • Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape

    Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape
    It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape because of a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say, he attacked again. Bernard Burton, 25, was charged last week in...
  • When tinkering with our DNA, researchers should take it slow

     When tinkering with our DNA, researchers should take it slow
    The manipulation of human genes could lead to profound advances in our ability to cure or prevent terrible diseases. But in some cases, it might also mean introducing genetic material that could be passed from one generation to the next, changing the...
  • Prosecutors: 90 years for serial rapist convicted in first attack

    Prosecutors: 90 years for serial rapist convicted in first attack
    A man prosecutors called a serial rapist and murderer was sentenced to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections today for the first of multiple brutal attacks that he’s been charged with, authorities said. Cook County Judge Joseph...
  • Former Lake County state's attorney chased to car by protesters

    Former Lake County state's attorney chased to car by protesters
    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...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    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...
  • 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...
  • DNA evidence yields arrest in 2012 Rowland Heights rape case

    DNA evidence yields arrest in 2012 Rowland Heights rape case
    Authorities say they were able to use DNA evidence to track down a man who they say brutally beat and raped a 29-year-old woman in her apartment in 2012. The woman, who has not been identified, woke up at 6 a.m. Oct. 27 in her Rowland Heights ...
  • Texas man free on bond after murder conviction is overturned

    Texas man free on bond after murder conviction is overturned
    HOUSTON — A Texas man was released on $50,000 bond  Tuesday in El Paso, nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned for a pair of fatal drive-by shootings he insists he did not commit. Prosecutors were deciding whether to retry Daniel Villegas, 36,...