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Study: DNA Trick Cripples Bacteria That Escape Confinement

Bacteria have been modified so that they die if they get out of human control, a potential step toward better management of genetically engineered organisms — perhaps including crops, researchers say.

01/21/2015

File photo of a cop car with its lights flashing. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

DNA From Toilet Leads Police To Burglary Suspect

Police in Albuquerque say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind.

10/30/2014

Fingerprints and DNA evidence point to a man who is already on death row in Arizona for another murder.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for LEGO Duplo)

23-Year-Old Murder Case Solved With Help Of Legos

Fingerprints and DNA evidence point to a man who is already on death row in Arizona for another murder.

09/02/2014

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Utah University Investigates Sperm Bank Switch

The University of Utah has put together a panel of doctors and medical ethicists to find out how a convicted felon working at a fertility clinic two decades ago replaced a patient’s sperm with his own and fathered a woman who is now 21.

01/22/2014

Investigators are trying to determine if Thomas Lippert switched his sperm samples with donors at a fertility clinic. (Courtesy KUTV)

Fertility Clinic Employee May Have Swapped Own Sperm

Family makes discovery after DNA test shows the daughter and father were not related.

01/11/2014

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Saudi Airman Won’t Testify In Rape Case

A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant won’t testify before jurors decide whether he’s guilty of raping 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel last New Year’s Eve.

10/22/2013

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Police Say DNA Sampling Won’t Choke Las Vegas Lab

A new Nevada law requiring DNA samples to be collected from anyone arrested on a felony charge won’t choke an already backlogged crime lab serving southern Nevada.

CBS Las Vegas–06/30/2013

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N.M. Discovers It Doesn’t Have DNA For Some Inmates

The state Department of Corrections has determined that DNA wasn’t collected as required from numerous state prison inmates, a lapse that hinders investigations into unsolved crimes.

06/06/2013

U.S. Supreme Court members (first row L-R) Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, (back row L-R) Associate Justice  Sonia Sotomayor, Assoicate Justice Stephen Breyer, Assoicate Justice Samuel Alito and Associate Justice Elena Kagan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling Supports ‘Brianna’s Law’

A divided U.S. Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.

06/03/2013

A technician prepares vials for DNA testing. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Nev. Assembly Committee Advances Brianna’s Law

A proposal to collect DNA from people arrested on felony charges is still alive in the Nevada Legislature.

05/15/2013

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