DNA

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.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File
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(AP) — Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work.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
Philadelphia Police Department
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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Joshua Hupperterz
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
January 15, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A forensic DNA scientist in Philadelphia's crime lab continued testimony Tuesday morning in the trial of the man accused of beating, stabbing and strangling a Temple University student a year and a half ago. On Monday, the expert linked several pieces of evidence to...
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Joshua Hupperterz
Philadelphia Police
Kristen Johanson
January 14, 2019 - 7:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Crime scene unit investigators and scientists in Philadelphia’s crime lab took the stand Monday to testify in the murder trial of the man accused of beating, stabbing and strangling a Temple University student in August 2017. Joshua Hupperterz’s step-grandfather took...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, the parents of this 7-week old red wolf pup keep an eye on their offspring at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
January 13, 2019 - 12:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Champions League match at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland.
Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, File
January 10, 2019 - 6:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star's lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday. Attorney Peter S...
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Gene Editing
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
December 29, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll finds they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller. A month after startling claims of the births of the...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018, photo, Qin Jinzhou, an embryologist who was part of the team working with scientist He Jiankui, adjusts a microplate containing embryos that have been injected with Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA at a lab in Shenzhen.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
November 29, 2018 - 11:46 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — China's government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon to try to make permanent...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
November 26, 2018 - 11:09 am
By Marilyn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it...
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