| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:02 AM
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 ...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:46 PM
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,...