Chicago Serial Killer Exhumations Help Identify Unrelated Murder Victim In San FranciscoAn effort to identify the remains of young men murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in an unrelated case of a previously unidentified teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago.
A Cure For Obesity? Scientists Discover Genetic Switch That Turns Off Fat CellsImagine being able to flip a switch and suddenly the gene in your body that makes you store fat, suddenly makes you burn it. The result? Weight loss -- obesity cured.
'Kennewick Man' Related To Modern Native AmericansOn Thursday, scientists announced a new, comprehensive re-analysis of the "Kennewick Man," an 8,500-year-old North American skeleton...
Prospect Of DNA-Edited Designer Babies Has UC Scientists Rethinking Their Own DiscoveryWhen scientists at the University of California, Berkeley came up with a way to edit DNA, the genetic blueprint of all living things, they had no idea one day they might regret it.
Controversial 1st: Scientists Edit DNA In Human Embryo, Raising Concerns Over Genome ChangesFor the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific community.
FBI Admits Flawed DNA Analysis In Hundreds Of Criminal CasesThe Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.
Golden Chinscher? 'Who's Your Daddy' DNA Tests Results Yield Most Creative Canine Breeds EverA quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA and call it a Chihuahuadoodle.
Google's Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development EffortGoogle-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.
San Jose Teen Wins Nation's Top High School Science Award For DNA Scanning ProjectA Bay Area high school student won one of three top prizes and $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search in Washington Tuesday.
DNA Machine From Pleasanton Company Helps Solve Crimes Faster For Alameda County SheriffIt’s not quite as fast as the CSI detectives on television who solve crimes between the commercial breaks, but new technology just acquired by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department promises it will process a suspect’s DNA in record time.
'Who's Your Daddy' DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More AdoptableSome people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.
Livermore Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA 'Barcode' To Instantly Trace Tainted FoodResearchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.