DNA

RapidHIT DNA testing machine. (CBS)

DNA Machine From Pleasanton Company Helps Solve Crimes Faster For Alameda County Sheriff

It’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.

02/25/2015

(PHS/SPCA)

‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More Adoptable

Some 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.

01/28/2015

Contaminated Lettuce

Livermore Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ To Instantly Trace Tainted Food

Researchers 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.

01/07/2015

Cathy Zimmer was found dead inside a car at San Jose International Airport on March 8, 1989. (CBS)

Murder Charges Dismissed In San Jose 1989 ‘Quilt’ Cold-Case Following Prosecutor’s Affair With Lab Technician

Murder charges against a South Bay man and his brother in a 1989 cold case in which the man’s wife was found strangled and wrapped in a quilt have been dismissed over an affair betweeen the lead prosecutor and the lab technician who was one of the main prosecution witnesses.

09/30/2014

Mountain Lion

DNA Test Confirms Mountain Lion Shot Dead Was Same One That Mauled Boy Near Cupertino

A DNA test has confirmed that a mountain lion shot and killed by authorities was the same animal that grabbed and bit a 6-year-old boy on Sunday.

09/12/2014

(CBS SF)

DNA Test Reveals Mountain Lion That Attacked Boy Near Cupertino Is Male

Test results reveal the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy near Cupertino Sunday is a male.

09/10/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster

Alameda County’s District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.

08/12/2014

Jamala Morris was on felony probation. (Fremont PD)

Fremont Police Say Home Invasion, Rape Suspect May Be Connected To More Sexual Assaults; Will Check DNA Database

FREMONT (KCBS) — After Fremont police arrested a man on Sunday for allegedly breaking into a home, tying up a mother and daughter and raping one of them, they said they will run a DNA […]

08/05/2014

Josh Osborn is healthy today because of the hard work of Bay Area scientists because of DNA research at UCSF.

Bay Area Scientists Use DNA Tests To Save Wisconsin Teen With ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

A 15-year-old boy from Wisconsin is healthy today because of the hard work of UCSF researchers who worked round the clock for 48 hours to save him and produced results that have the potential to save many more.

06/11/2014

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New HPV Test To Screen For Cervical Cancer Not Doing Away With Pap Smears Just Yet

A new method to screen for cervical cancer that would allow women to skip the much-dreaded Pap smear has not yet gained universal acceptance and has instead created a debate over which screening method is preferable.

05/21/2014

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