| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Biotechnology company MedImmune said Tuesday it has expanded a bioresearch collaboration it started with the University of System of Maryland.
The Gaithersburg company, a development arm of AstraZeneca, started the partnership with the University of...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas gave members of the Newport Beach business community a crash course Tuesday morning in the work performed by his office.
At the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport breakfast event,...
| May 5, 2014
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
To create high-paying jobs in Connecticut, economic development professionals often remind us that the future belongs to places that value education and knowledge creation.
We've been through a rough patch, transitioning from old-line manufacturing to a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A rare occurrence in the earliest days of a pregnancy produces an unusual and mystifying outcome: Identical twin fetuses are conceived of the same meeting of egg and sperm. And despite their shared DNA, one of the twins has Down syndrome (the most...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:44 PM
An Arizona judge ruled Thursday that Darren Sharper was ineligible for bail on a sexual assault charge there, which could prevent the ex-NFL star’s release from L.A. County jail, where he has spent the last seven weeks.
Maricopa County Superior...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail pending another court hearing next month, the latest development in the ongoing sexual assault investigations against the former safety that stretch across five states.
Friday marked the 38-...
| 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,...