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Biotechnology Industry

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  • Growing interest in STEM [Commentary]

    Growing interest in STEM [Commentary]
    The dearth of women and certain minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields represents a huge problem within this country and is a crisis often repeated in the news today. These stories often provide the same problem and,...
  • Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts

    Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
    An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
  • Nasdaq plunges on tech stock sell-off

     Nasdaq plunges on tech stock sell-off
    A plunge in once-soaring technology shares sent Nasdaq into a triple-digit decline and yanked the rest of the stock market down with it. Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology highfliers such as Intercept...
  • Police: Murder suspect linked to a second homicide, charges filed

    Police: Murder suspect linked to a second homicide, charges filed
    Bail was set at $2 million today for a Cook County Jail inmate facing new murder accusations after DNA evidence and a witness linked him to the slaying of a 64-year-old man in the South Shore community in 2010, police said. Anthony Wells, 19, is charged...
  • Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

    Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students
    With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
  • Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods

    Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods
    SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back. Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue....
  • Fast-track executions?

    What's wrong with this picture? Exonerations of wrongly convicted prisoners are at an all-time high. Last month, the governor of Washington put executions on hold because, since 1981, when the state last updated its capital punishment laws, a majority...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Court upholds practice of swabbing individuals for DNA upon arrest

    Court upholds practice of swabbing individuals for DNA upon arrest
    SAN FRANCISCO — Law enforcement in California may continue to collect DNA from people arrested for felonies — even if they are never formally charged — and store the genetic profiles in a criminal database, a federal appeals court...
  • '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...