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  • Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case

    Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday that he was reopening the investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a controversial case that sent five teens to prison before they were cleared by DNA evidence. The...
  • How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying

    How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying
    Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings. But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
  • DNA linking suspect to murder recovered from fingernails of 12-year-old victim

    DNA linking suspect to murder recovered from fingernails of 12-year-old victim
    After waiting for justice for nearly five years , Jahmeshia Conner’s mother came to court Thursday to see with her own eyes the man accused of violently ending the fifth-grader’s life. Rene Valentin-Matos had been extradited from a small...
  • The legal nightmare of labeling GMOs

    The Times points out many of the flaws in legislation (SB 1381) proposed in the California Senate that would require the labeling of food produced with certain "genetic engineering" techniques ("Base food labeling on fact, not fear," Editorial, May 5)....
  • Mother of victim in Dixmoor Five case: We don't have closure

    Mother of victim in Dixmoor Five case: We don't have closure
    Cateresa Matthews' murder haunts her mother to this day. It's been more than two decades, and the killer hasn't been brought to justice. Fourteen-year-old Cateresa was raped and murdered in 1991. Last week, authorities announced they were re-opening the...
  • Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA

    Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA
    An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice. Three judges of the Court of...
  • JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest

    JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest
    For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

    London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass
    Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking. This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
  • California biotech IPOs burgeoning, thanks in part to federal law

    California biotech IPOs burgeoning, thanks in part to federal law
    The number of biotech companies in California and across the nation raising money by going public is burgeoning. A big contributor to the growth was a 2012 change in federal laws regulating initial public offerings of stock, known as IPOs on Wall...