| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A man was ordered held on $350,000 bail Sunday and accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend's young relative after DNA evidence left on the child's clothes linked him to the crime.
Rodney Jackson, 29, whose birthday is this week, was charged with...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Bison bones, pieces of flint, fire-cracked rocks and small pieces of pottery are all that's left of a American Indian tribe that once roamed this area's land about 800 to 1,000 years ago.
Although there's little that remains of this group of people who...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics has reached a deal to sell its marquee stem-cell drug, the first to win government approval, for up to $100 million.
A subsidiary of Australian company Mesoblast Ltd. has agreed to pay $50 million for...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
She died without a name, so small her body barely filled a picnic cooler abandoned beside a highway. Officials called her Baby Hope, hoping it would be temporary, something to use until her real name came to light.
It took more than 22 years, but...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Professors of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley and Stanford University are sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in unraveling the mystery of a key cellular process.
Randy W. Schekman of Berkeley and Thomas...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.
23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:41 PM
The body found Thursday night near the car of a Lake Villa man who disappeared last month on his drive home from work is likely the missing man, and DNA test results should be available Monday to prove it, authorities said today.
Nicholas Steward, 33,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Roots Market, an organic grocer in Clarksville and Olney, plans to highlight non- genetically modified ingredients this month.
"Genetically modified organisms" or GMOs, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:55 PM
John F. Haggerty and James J. Valdes have been reappointed to the Harford Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Haggerty was first appointed to the board in 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When I first heard the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the recent DNA case, Maryland v. King, I thought to myself, this is a good thing - that is, until I read the entire opinion. While Justice Kennedy authored the majority opinion, joined by Chief...