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  • 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...
  • Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing

    Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing
    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...
  • South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery

    South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery
    VERNON — A 22-year-old South Windsor man who police say robbed a Vernon bank a year ago used some of the $76,000 he stole to buy and fix up a 1988 Camaro and to buy marijuana to resell, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police said Dionige...
  • Teams compete in hackathon

    Teams compete in hackathon
    A hundred people, or 25 teams, spent several hours brainstorming, programming, designing and launching mobile applications over the weekend at a three-day hackathon in Burbank called Game+Hack 2014. Co-hosted by the YMCA, the city of Burbank and...
  • North County students net national science prize

    North County students net national science prize
    North County High School students Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs recently captured the gold medal and $50,000 in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and...
  • Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'

    Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'
    For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more. In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
  • DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

    DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today
    The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
  • Poop patrol: Every dog has its DNA

    Poop patrol: Every dog has its DNA
    As winter turned to spring at the Wau-Lin-Cree Apartments, the dog piles revealed themselves, lumps of unscooped doo just waiting to greet the sole of a sneaker. Enough tenants complained to spur property manager Karen Peevy to action. A dog's DNA...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • 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...
  • 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...