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

FDA Orders Local DNA Test Startup 23andMe To Halt Sales

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

11/25/2013

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

Bay Area Company’s $99 DNA Test Sparks Healthcare Revolution

For $99, and a little bit of spit, a Bay Area company is providing a health care revolution. The revolution comes in the form of a test that arrives at your home in a little box.

11/23/2013

A dog has a DNA sample taken in a laboratory. (CBS)

NorCal Lab Analyzing Animal DNA In Murder Investigations

A Northern California laboratory is providing crucial evidence in murder investigations using DNA extracted from the pets of crime victims.

11/08/2013

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DNA Leads To Arrests In Vallejo Woman’s 1988 Killing

Authorities arrested two men in connection with the 1988 killing of a 26-year-old woman whose strangled body was found floating in a large livestock water trough in Petaluma.

09/25/2013

Raveesh Kumra was killed during a home invasion robbery in his Monte Sereno home on November 30, 2012. (CBS)

South Bay Paramedics Likely Brought Innocent Man’s DNA To Murder Scene

DNA transferred by a paramedic may have led to an innocent man being jailed for months in a South Bay murder case, despite being hospitalized several miles away when the crime occurred.

06/28/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-Southbay Supervisor Pleads Not Guilty In Fake Mailer Case

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday pleaded not guilty to allegedly impersonating a political candidate in an unusual hearing in which the judge said he himself might be a potential witness and have to recuse himself.

06/07/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-South Bay Supervisor Now Accused Of Dirty Campaign Trick

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged former Supervisor George Shirakawa with allegedly impersonating a San Jose City Council candidate in 2010 by sending out a fake campaign mailer meant to discredit her.

06/05/2013

Leila Fowler (Fowler family)

Calaveras Co. Town On Edge Amid Search For Young Girl’s Killer

A region of oak-studded hills in Calaveras County was on lockdown on Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother.

04/29/2013

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Animal Update: DNA Unlocking Links Between Dogs, Wolves

Researchers have begun to pinpoint the evolution of dogs from wolves by using genetic sequencing.

03/18/2013

After being wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in 1998, Johnny Williams of Oakland was exonerated after new DNA evidence was found. (Northern California Innocence Project)

DNA Clears Oakland Man Of 1998 Child Sex Assault

An Oakland man who spent 14 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl has had his conviction overturned based on new DNA evidence.

03/11/2013

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