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  • 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...
  • Mom on death penalty for Torrez: 'I only wish I could do it myself'

    Mom on death penalty for Torrez: 'I only wish I could do it myself'
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After hearing days of testimony implicating Jorge Torrez as the killer of two young girls in Illinois in 2005, jurors decided today that he should be put to death in a separate case – the murder of a sailor four years later....
  • Perfide! Spilled blood is not, as alleged, that of Louis XVI

    Perfide! Spilled blood is not, as alleged, that of Louis XVI
    In its latest contribution to historical anthropology, genetic sequencing has shown that a lavishly decorated gourd said to contain the blood of the French King Louis XVI does not, very likely, bear the DNA of France's final monarch. Helas! Can no one...
  • Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science

     Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science
    Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks. Virtually a one-man operation with a...
  • DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool

    DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool
    DNA testing has become routine in criminal investigations, and it also has been used to demonstrate that people convicted of crimes are innocent. But its history as a forensic tool is fairly recent. DNA testing has become routine in criminal...
  • 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...