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  • French King Henry IV's head stars in forensic dispute

    French King Henry IV's head stars in forensic dispute
    Doubt — and a reportedly royal severed head — haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France. The mystery has...
  • Texas scholar's work to ID immigrant corpses is gratifying — and sad

    Texas scholar's work to ID immigrant corpses is gratifying — and sad
    The forensic anthropologist lifted a thighbone from the skeleton arrayed on her metal lab table and studied the fine cracks traversing its surface, gray and weathered as driftwood. Associate professor Lori Baker, 44, set the bone down and cradled the...
  • Biofuel seed developer Ceres looks to cash in on 16 years of R&D

    The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled. Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels. Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
  • Northwestern research could help cancer diagnoses

     Northwestern research could help cancer diagnoses
    Northwestern University researchers contributed to a recent paper that contrasts the physical differences of normal and cancerous cells, research that could lead to more accurate diagnoses and evaluation of treatment. "We found that cancer cells are...
  • Police: DNA links man to woman's 2010 strangulation

    Police: DNA links man to woman's 2010 strangulation
    A 27-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after police said DNA evidence linked him to the body of a woman who was found strangled more than two years ago in Logan Square. Jose G. Martinez of the 2700 block of West Melrose Street was...
  • DNA leaves 'no doubt,' ties confessed Boston Strangler to '64 murder

    DNA leaves 'no doubt,' ties confessed Boston Strangler to '64 murder
    The last sliver of doubt has been erased: Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, was definitively implicated for the first time Friday in the string of 1960s murders that transfixed and terrorized the city. A week after DeSalvo’s body was...
  • Rosalind Franklin, 'scientist, spinster' and genius, gets doodle nod

    Rosalind Franklin, 'scientist, spinster' and genius, gets doodle nod
    Thursday's Google Doodle honors Rosalind Franklin, the pioneering scientist famous for taking some of the first and best images of DNA in the early 1950s, and for being screwed over by the sexism of her time.  Just 37 years old when she died of...
  • Rapist extradited from Mexico, charged in 1992 O.C. killing

    Rapist extradited from Mexico, charged in 1992 O.C. killing
    A convicted rapist and robber accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 19-year-old woman in 1992, leaving her severely beaten body in an orange grove, has been extradited to Orange County from Mexico, prosecutors said. Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez,...
  • Lake County exoneration could ripple beyond Illinois

     Lake County exoneration could ripple beyond Illinois
    During an interrogation that stretched for more than 24 hours, James Edwards confessed to three murders, Waukegan detectives said, enough to make him a serial killer. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in two of the slayings — the...
  • In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street

    In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street
    As the sky-blue Winnebago makes its way though midday traffic in downtown Baltimore, pedestrians can't help but stare. Onlookers giggle and pull out their camera phones. The RV, painted with the phrase "Who's Your Daddy?" offers a service most wouldn'...
  • If beer or blue cheese smell good to you, thank your DNA

    If beer or blue cheese smell good to you, thank your DNA
    We all smell things a little differently, and new research shows why: By examining the DNA of hundreds of individuals and testing their sense of smell, scientists found the genetic basis for why we smell certain scents. Although smell is a huge part...