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  • Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder

    Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder
    Hezekiah Whitfield was found guilty on all charges in connection with the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994. Jurors convicted Whitfield in the killing of 71-year-old Fred Reckling, a murder that was previously pinned on another man, James...
  • Cops testify about false confession at Waukegan murder trial

    Cops testify about false confession at Waukegan murder trial
    The fate of Hezekiah Whitfield, on trial for the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994, hinges largely on whether jurors believe DNA evidence and witness testimony put him at the scene of the crime. The jury is now deliberating the case after four...
  • California may collect DNA in felony arrests, appeals court rules

    California may collect DNA in felony arrests, appeals court rules
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of California’s practice of taking and storing DNA profiles from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • 'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]

    'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]
    "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people." When 19th century British statesman W. E. Gladstone supposedly staked this claim, the world knew nothing of DNA...
  • Court upholds practice of swabbing individuals for DNA upon arrest

    Court upholds practice of swabbing individuals for DNA upon arrest
    SAN FRANCISCO — Law enforcement in California may continue to collect DNA from people arrested for felonies — even if they are never formally charged — and store the genetic profiles in a criminal database, a federal appeals court...
  • Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

    Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students
    With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
  • Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods

    Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods
    SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back. Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue....
  • Football helmet design can alter concussion rate, study finds

    Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
  • Neanderthal DNA shows that man's family tree is decidedly gnarled

    Last week, newspapers reported on the latest wrinkle in one of my favorite recurring stories: the interbreeding between modern humans and the beetle-browed brutes known as Neanderthals. The “introgression” of Neanderthal DNA into the genomes...
  • Police charge man accused of raping women in N.E. Baltimore

    Police charge man accused of raping women in N.E. Baltimore
    Baltimore police arrested a 45-year-old Baltimore man they suspected in two sexual assaults over a period of 15 months in Northeastern Baltimore. John Thomas Leach, of the 3400 block of Mary Ave. in the Glenham-Belhar neighborhood, was charged with...
  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

    For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks pulled the market lower...