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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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Happy smiling young golden retriever dog under light gray plaid. Pet warms under a blanket in cold winter weather. Pets friendly and care concept.
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June 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Nashville apartment complex just implemented a policy that residents think is a steaming pile of dog poop. Literally, residents must provide their dog’s DNA sample so that if said steaming pile isn’t picked up, the...
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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.
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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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Belgium’s former monarch Albert II has agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his love child. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 for health reasons, is facing a daily fine of 5,000 euros ($5,600) for failing to provide his DNA in the
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May 28, 2019 - 2:26 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A decades-old royal paternity scandal is setting Belgium abuzz again. Lawyers said Tuesday that Belgium's former King Albert II, 84, has finally agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter in what could be a decisive breakthrough in the long-running case...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:29 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over-the-counter genetic testing has become very popular. A case in point is a product called 23andMe, which has allowed people for the last nine years to...
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DA Larry Krasner and authorities have announced that there are no more backlogged rape kits, thanks to grant money and investigative efforts.
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May 02, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Top Philadelphia authorities have announced that there are no more backlogged rape kits, thanks to grant money and investigative efforts. They are now working to identify and arrest rape suspects. Since about 2015, forensic scientists and lab technicians have been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.
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January 21, 2019 - 9:51 pm
(AP) — Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators...
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From left: Jenna Burleigh, Joshua Hupperterz
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Kristen Johanson
January 17, 2019 - 3:58 pm
UPDATED: 7:33 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After less than two hours of deliberation Thursday afternoon, the jury has decided that Joshua Hupperterz is guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder, of killing Temple University student Jenna Burleigh in August 2017 after the pair met...
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From left: Jenna Burleigh, Joshua Hupperterz
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
January 17, 2019 - 2:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After emotional closing arguments Thursday morning, the jury must now decide whether Joshua Hupperterz killed Temple University student Jenna Burleigh . First, defense attorney David Nenner tried to poke holes in the timeline of phone calls between his client,...
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