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  • Maryland is growing its GDP [Letter]

    Maryland is growing its GDP [Letter]
    A recent editorial ("Maryland's stagnant economy," June 12) and news article ("A bumpy year for Maryland's economy," June 15) made some valid points about Maryland's economy but overlooked much of the work done in recent years to expand new and emerging...
  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests

    New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests
    Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent. McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
  • Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display

    Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display
    It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life." A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
  • Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world
    Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how...
  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...
  • Jury awards woman $5.42 million in West Hollywood club sex assault

    A Santa Monica jury has awarded a female news producer $5.42 million after finding a West Hollywood nightclub was negligent when an employee allegedly sexually assaulted her in one of its restrooms. The 43-year-old woman sued the Here Lounge and club...
  • Giant virus revived from deep freeze in Siberian tundra

    A 30,000-year-old giant virus has been revived from the frozen Siberian tundra, sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could disturb dormant microbial life that could one day prove harmful to man....
  • Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history

    Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history
    Scientists have mapped the effects of war, colonization, trade, migration and slavery on the genetic mixing of humans over the bulk of recorded history and created an online interactive atlas of humanity's genetic history. In a paper published...
  • Football helmets and concussion: A new study opens new questions

    Football helmets and concussion: A new study opens new questions
    Here's a novel idea, given that American parents send almost 4 million of their children out to play tackle football every year, despite mounting concerns about youth concussions: Maybe the helmets their kids wear should be tested and ranked on how well...
  • Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape

    Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape
    It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape because of a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say, he attacked again. Bernard Burton, 25, was charged last week in...