DNA

Mason Hall
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Jim Melwert
October 30, 2019 - 5:08 pm
A 19-year-old West Norriton man is ordered to stand trial on charges he raped a woman at gunpoint in Norristown Farm Park in the summer of 2017, but his lawyer argues the case should be handled in juvenile court. Read more here.
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Mason Alexander Hall
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 21, 2019 - 5:42 pm
Authorities say they used DNA testing and genealogy research to arrest a teenager in the gunpoint sexual assault of a woman in Norristown Farm Park two years ago. Read more here.
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.
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Vaccine.
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John McDevitt
October 16, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are one step closer to protecting humans against genital herpes.
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This image shows a statue reconstruction of a juvenile female Denisovan based on a skeletal profile reconstructed from ancient DNA methylation maps.
Maayan Harel/Hebrew University in Jerusalem via AP
AP News
September 19, 2019 - 11:25 am
Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.
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A view of the Loch Ness Monster.
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CNN
September 05, 2019 - 3:31 pm
The most famous photo of the Loch Ness monster has long been discredited as a hoax, but scientists have come up with a new explanation for other sightings of the elusive beast -- it could be just a giant eel.
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Kristen Johanson
July 31, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leonard Finney smiled brightly at loved ones as he entered the courtroom Tuesday morning. Moments before, he admitted he was the one who shot and killed his father and aunt in May 2017. Finney, 26, was on trial for the murders of 47-year-old Raymond Finney and 53-year...
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Researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice, a promising step toward a cure for the nearly 37 million people living with the virus.
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July 03, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Scottie Andrew and Saeed Ahmed, CNN (CNN) -- Researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice, a promising step toward a cure for the nearly 37 million people living with the virus. In a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, researchers from Temple...
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St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar
Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
June 05, 2019 - 9:51 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A convicted pedophile who ran an international child pornography ring has been charged with the 1993 abduction, rape and killing of a 9-year-old Missouri girl, after previously undetected DNA found on her clothing implicated him in the crime, authorities announced Wednesday...
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In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn at a hospital in Philadelphia to monitor her cancer treatment.
Jacqueline Larma/AP Photo, File
May 31, 2019 - 9:46 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail Inc. gave results in a news release on...
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