DNA

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Prospect Of DNA-Edited Designer Babies Has UC Scientists Rethinking Their Own Discovery

When 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.

05/11/2015

A Chinese scientist works at the national laboratory of medical genetics of China in Central South University June 19, 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan province of China. The lab was founded in 1972. In 1991, the laboratory was selected and founded by the national government as the national laboratory of medical genetics.The research in the lab focuses on mapping, identification, and functional analysis of the hereditary disease linked genes. Its research has recently been extended to gene therapy and human cell. Scientists in the lab have contributed more than 300 scientific publications since its establishment. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Controversial 1st: Scientists Edit DNA In Human Embryo, Raising Concerns Over Genome Changes

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific community.

04/24/2015

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FBI Admits Flawed DNA Analysis In Hundreds Of Criminal Cases

The 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.

04/20/2015

Dog Lover

Golden Chinscher? ‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Tests Results Yield Most Creative Canine Breeds Ever

A 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.

03/18/2015

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google’s Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort

Google-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.

03/12/2015

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San Jose Teen Wins Nation’s Top High School Science Award For DNA Scanning Project

A Bay Area high school student won one of three top prizes and $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search in Washington Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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

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‘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

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