| May 30, 2014
| 9:51 PM
More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.
Now researchers have...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
BRANFORD — Five days before his neighbor and landlord was reported missing, Thomas Malinka was seen having a heated argument with the man behind his home, according to court documents.
John Deveau was last seen on May 24, 2013. On Tuesday, more...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A Newport News judge denied a man's request Thursday for DNA testing, saying he didn't believe it would prove the man's innocence.
Nathaniel Pierce, 44, filed a motion asking Newport News Circuit Judge David F. Pugh to order DNA...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Steve Mills and Dan Hinkel report: More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and murdered in one of Waukegan’s most contentious criminal cases, DNA evidence from her case has been matched to a potential suspect in a......
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains.
The victims are box...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
DNA evidence has linked an Orange County Jail inmate to the 2013 stabbing and burglary of an Orlando attorney, police say.
Dionte Ferguson, 21, faces attempted second-degree murder and armed burglary charges after Matthew Leibert found the man sitting in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:56 AM
For almost three years residents of Allende, close to the Mexican border with Texas (see map), harboured a dreadful secret. In 2011 the town of 27,000 people suffered a violent attack by the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug gang. Driven by a thirst for...
| Jun 15, 2014
A DNA match has given new life to the troubled investigation into Holly Staker's 1992 rape and murder, and Lake County authorities are trying to solve her killing by reinvestigating a crime committed nearly a decade later.
Attorneys revealed in court...
| Jun 15, 2014
A Newport News Circuit Court judge denied a request last week to test items for DNA evidence, saying he didn't believe it would prove the defendant's innocence.
Nathaniel Pierce, 44, filed a motion asking Newport News Circuit Judge David F. Pugh to...