| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Jonathan Gibbs told police he was angry that a young man stole his pricey sneakers in New Britain last year, so he got his gun out of his truck and fired a shot, leaving his DNA on the weapon, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:36 PM
More than 100 applicants are vying for $12 million worth of Maryland tax credits available to biotechnology investors in fiscal 2015, state economic development officials said.
Applications for the Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit program...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland — an innocent man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a Wallingford mother — was convinced he'd die in prison, of old age or, more likely, of violence.
Every waking moment of his 21 years in prison...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life."
A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?
Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...