| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The dearth of women and certain minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields represents a huge problem within this country and is a crisis often repeated in the news today. These stories often provide the same problem and,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
A plunge in once-soaring technology shares sent Nasdaq into a triple-digit decline and yanked the rest of the stock market down with it.
Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology highfliers such as Intercept...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Fox Networks Group has set an unusual TV production venture with U.K.-based DNA Films that aims to develop TV programs for global marketplace.
Fox and DNA will partner in a shingle dubbed DNA TV Limited, which will focus on developing comedy, drama and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
To create high-paying jobs in Connecticut, economic development professionals often remind us that the future belongs to places that value education and knowledge creation.
We've been through a rough patch, transitioning from old-line manufacturing to a...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are telomeres, and how do they affect overall health?
ANSWER: Telomeres are part of the body's chromosomes. Located at the tip of each chromosome, telomeres function as a type of cap, protecting the DNA inside. Studies have shown...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A report released this week from the National Registry of Exonerations, a joint venture between two Midwestern law schools, hails 2013 as a "record-breaking" year for exonerations — though the term is used loosely. Overturned convictions may have...