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  • House extends controversial DNA collection law

    House extends controversial DNA collection law
    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to strike down Maryland's controversial DNA collection law, the House of Delegates on Thursday voted to extend it.  The 2009 law allows police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent...
  • Caravella case not deputy's first link to wrongful convictions

    Caravella case not deputy's first link to wrongful convictions
    When Anthony Caravella went to take a lie-detector test with Broward Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tony Fantigrassi in 1983, the mentally challenged 15-year-old was considered a witness to a homicide. Four hours later, he was a suspect. The teen had...
  • Poquoson veteran has a passion for leadership

    Poquoson veteran has a passion for leadership
    At first glance, Richard Abel of Poquoson is a study in contrasts. The retired Air Force brigadier general had a military career spanning more than 25 years that included assignments from the elite hallways of the Air Force Academy to the power rings at...
  • Sickening cuts to NIH

    Sickening cuts to NIH
    Albert Einstein was 26 when he published his Special Theory of Relativity; James Watson, at age 25, explained the structure of DNA. Here in Baltimore, many great medical achievements were developed by early-career researchers at Johns Hopkins. "The...
  • DNA, cell phone lead to arrest in South Loop attack

    DNA, cell phone lead to arrest in South Loop attack
    DNA evidence and a cell phone left at the scene of a home invasion and sexual assault in the South Loop in January led to charges against a 19-year-old Rockford man, Cook County prosecutors said today in bond court. Bond was set at $2 million for...
  • David Simon weighs in on NSA surveillance

    David Simon weighs in on NSA surveillance
    David Simon, the former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of television show "The Wire," has weighed in reports of data collection efforts by the National Security Agency, asking, what's the fuss? In a post on his blog, Simon compares the NSA's...
  • Court DNA Ruling Good Result, Bad Argument

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, notwithstanding the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and searches without a warrant based on probable cause, states can require that a DNA sample be taken from those arrested for...
  • Ban on patenting DNA cheers researchers

    Ban on patenting DNA cheers researchers
    Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients. In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...
  • As in Maryland, local police nationwide scooping up DNA

    As in Maryland, local police nationwide scooping up DNA
    Police departments around the country are collecting DNA in largely unregulated databases, The New York Times reported today, providing a broader look at a practice The Baltimore Sun revealed in Maryland earlier this year. The largest collections of DNA...
  • Will Supreme Court's take on gene patents help Myriad?

    Will Supreme Court's take on gene patents help Myriad?
    While the Supreme Court’s decision to forbid patents on human genes knocked out Myriad Genetics' long-guarded patent on two genes linked to breast cancer, the Utah-based company’s stock still rose soon after the news broke. That bit of...
  • Scientists study modern snails, shed light on ancient humans?

    Scientists study modern snails, shed light on ancient humans?
    Genetic analysis of certain snails in Ireland suggests that the creeping mollusks may have arrived on the Emerald Isle when humans carried them there some 8,000 years ago -- all the way from the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. In a study...