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By Jenny Whilde, Jessica Alice Farrell, The Conversation
Louisiana police have a new way of using DNA to track down criminal suspects. But while police say it’s a boon for solving cold cases, privacy advocates worry about the tool’s growth and potential for improper use. Communities correspondent Roby…
By Stephanie Sy, Roby Chavez, Harry Zahn, Kaisha Young
Scientists have pulled DNA from Ludwig van Beethoven's hair to look for clues about his many health problems and hearing loss.
By Maddie Burakoff, Associated Press
Authorities say the DNA of the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students was found on a knife sheath recovered at the crime scene.
By Rebecca Boone, Gene Johnson, Associated Press
Today, the northern tip of Greenland is a barren Arctic desert, but back then it was a lush landscape of trees and vegetation with an array of animals, even the now extinct mastodon.
By Gabrielle Hartley, The Conversation
When the Human Genome Project announced that they had completed the first human genome in 2003, it came with a catch — they weren’t actually able to put together all the genetic information. There were gaps: unfilled, often repetitive regions…
By Deborah Fuller, The Conversation
DNA and mRNA vaccines produce a different kind of immune response than traditional vaccines, allowing researchers to tackle some previously unsolvable problems in medicine.
By Molly Finnegan
In "The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix," Dr. Howard Markel tells the complicated tale of what he calls one of the most egregious rip-offs in the history of science.
By William Brangham, Jason Kane, Claire Mufson
It is the famous lightbulb-going-off story every school kid learns: How James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, cementing their place in scientific history. But as William Brangham explains, a new book titled "The Secret of Life"…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to identify potentially deadlier mutations of the coronavirus under legislation advancing in Congress.
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