| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's reasoning regarding the recent ruling on DNA collection is severely flawed ("Court is right on DNA," June 4).
DNA is not 21st-century fingerprinting, and it does more than identify a person. It's likely there is yet undetermined information...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In two courts, half a country apart, judges last month grappled with the reliability of testimony and forensic hair evidence analysis that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents provided in criminal trials decades ago. John Norman Huffington, imprisoned...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Bail was set today at $700,000 for a man charged in a May 2012 hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old West Side girl.
Ronald J. Tenard, 25, has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated DUI in the death of Sade McGee, who died after a May...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.
Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels.
Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:48 PM
A man convicted of breaking into an apartment and sexually assaulting a woman after holding a knife to her throat 17 years ago was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum prison term for such a crime.
DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman ordered Kurt Serzen, 55,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SANFORD — A former Seminole State College instructor on Wednesday told jurors in the George Zimmerman murder case that in Florida, you can start a fight with someone, and if he fights back violently, you can use deadly force if you fear grave injury...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Anthropologists said this week that DNA from ancient bones from northern British Columbia demonstrates a direct link between long-ago inhabitants and Native American descendants who live in the region today.
Assembling complete mitochondrial DNA genomes...
| Jul 17, 2013
Northwestern University researchers contributed to a recent paper that contrasts the physical differences of normal and cancerous cells, research that could lead to more accurate diagnoses and evaluation of treatment.
"We found that cancer cells are...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A 27-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after police said DNA evidence linked him to the body of a woman who was found strangled more than two years ago in Logan Square.
Jose G. Martinez of the 2700 block of West Melrose Street was...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The last sliver of doubt has been erased: Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, was definitively implicated for the first time Friday in the string of 1960s murders that transfixed and terrorized the city.
A week after DeSalvo’s body was...