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  • NIH gives Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells new protections

    NIH gives Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells new protections
    More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
  • DNA leads to arrest in brutal killing of 13-year-old Sacramento girl

    DNA leads to arrest in brutal killing of 13-year-old Sacramento girl
    More than a year after a 13-year-old girl was found brutally beaten and stabbed to death in a Sacramento park, authorities said they have arrested a man in connection to her death. Sacramento County sheriff's detectives announced Thursday that DNA...
  • 'Mona Lisa's' identity could be revealed through DNA testing

    'Mona Lisa's' identity could be revealed through DNA testing
    The mystery of "Mona Lisa's" real-life muse, which has spawned centuries of speculation, could be solved through DNA testing. Researchers on Friday opened a family tomb in Florence, Italy, to help confirm the identity of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo,...
  • Study probes DNA search method that led to 'Grim Sleeper' suspect

    Study probes DNA search method that led to 'Grim Sleeper' suspect
    The state of California has been a leader in the use of familial DNA searches -- investigations that seek out crime suspects by taking unidentified crime scene DNA, looking in a state DNA database for people who are partial matches to that sample, and...
  • Cold case arrest: 9-year-old girl hid while father fatally shot

    Cold case arrest: 9-year-old girl hid while father fatally shot
    As a 9-year-old girl, Esmeralda Pena hid behind a refrigerator at the family's small grocery store as a man shot and killed her father during a botched robbery attempt. Twenty-three years later, the memories of her father's lifeless body still haunt...
  • Science Is Starved By The Sequester

    "The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
  • Woman meets donor three years later

    Woman meets donor three years later
    Being separated by an ocean and having never met didn't stop Yvonne Vohl from offering a lifeline to Karen Castelblanco. Castelblanco, 42, of Huntington Beach, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and received a bone-marrow transplant from Vohl, 41, of...
  • Organizers cancel Archon Genomics X-Prize

    Organizers cancel Archon Genomics X-Prize
    Organizers of the Archon Genomics X-Prize called off their $10-million competition Thursday, just two weeks before teams were set to begin work on 100 high-quality human genome sequences, in 30 days, at a cost of less than $10,000 per genome. Writing in...
  • Saving the orange tree

    Saving the orange tree
    Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the...
  • Half a million in grants to reduce Baltimore's DNA processing backlog

    Half a million in grants to reduce Baltimore's DNA processing backlog
    The Baltimore Police Department will get more than $500,000 in federal grants to reduce a significant backlog in processing DNA evidence, according to Maryland's two U.S. senators. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice through the DNA...
  • City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand

    City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand
    Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked. And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...