| 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,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
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....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:37 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
The manipulation of human genes could lead to profound advances in our ability to cure or prevent terrible diseases. But in some cases, it might also mean introducing genetic material that could be passed from one generation to the next, changing the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...