| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Bail was set at $2 million today for a Cook County Jail inmate facing new murder accusations after DNA evidence and a witness linked him to the slaying of a 64-year-old man in the South Shore community in 2010, police said.
Anthony Wells, 19, is charged...
| 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....
| Mar 18, 2014
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Exonerations of wrongly convicted prisoners are at an all-time high. Last month, the governor of Washington put executions on hold because, since 1981, when the state last updated its capital punishment laws, a majority...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
Since January, a new California law allows for a child to have more than two legal parents. But children are still limited to two genetic parents. That could change soon, if the Food and Drug Administration approves human clinical trials for a technique...
| 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 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, sending its share price surging by as much as 10 percent Wednesday.
Osiris made $3.7 million in the final three months of 2013, up from an...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Names, email addresses and phone numbers from about 850 current and former Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students were posted online Thursday, stolen by someone claiming to be part of the hacker group known as Anonymous.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Former Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller was chased to his car Wednesday by protesters angered that he had just received an award from the county’s bar association.
Police officers were called in to keep the peace, but there were...