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  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA. Understanding...
  • 'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed

    'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed
    In the aftermath of the most serious bear attack in Florida history, a top state wildlife officer admitted Wednesday that "we could've done better." That assessment from Thomas Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came amid...
  • Bullard wants legislation to help the wrongly convicted

    TALLAHASSEE A-- State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, said Thursday that would not let the state impose the death penalty unless there was DNA evidence linking the accused to the crime. “Over the past several years there has been a paradigm shift...
  • Woman testifies she was with defendant in Bucktown bat-beating trial

     Woman testifies she was with defendant in Bucktown bat-beating trial
    A key prosecution witness testified Monday that she smoked marijuana in her minivan and listened to a song on the radio while her companion, Heriberto Viramontes, allegedly beat and robbed two women under a Bucktown viaduct a short distance away. The...
  • What an 'organic' food label should mean

     What an 'organic' food label should mean
    Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
  • A new biological clock measures altered DNA, not birthday candles

    A new biological clock measures altered DNA, not birthday candles
    Move over birthday candles, and step aside telomeres; there may be a new kind of biological clock in town. And this one may prove useful in predicting where age-related diseases such as cancer are most likely to strike. The proposed new body clock...
  • 23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge

    23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge
    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....
  • Does dad's diet determine a baby's genetic fate?

    Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring. The findings, published online...
  • Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp

     Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp
    Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...
  • DNA registry legislation raises concerns about Big Brother

    If you are innocent, you have nothing to fear. Right? What could possibly go wrong with widespread unwarranted searches designed to collect evidence, in the form of DNA samples, from people who have not been convicted of anything? Worrywarts are...
  • Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history

    Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history
    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...