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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

Stewart Brand poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible

Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.

02/28/2013

21-year-old Saba Girmai was found dead near a Mountain View supermarket in 1985. Daniel Garcia of Fresno has been charged with murder in Girmai's death. (Mountain View Police Department)

DNA Leads Police To 1985 Mountain View Murder Suspect

Authorities have arrested a Fresno man in the 1985 murder of a woman whose body was found in a supermarket garbage bin in Santa Clara County.

01/07/2013

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San Mateo Forensics Lab Offers Look At Real Life CSI For Halloween

Fans of CSI can get a first-hand look at how crime scene investigations are really carried out during a pre-Halloween open house at the San Mateo County forensics lab.

10/25/2012

Michaela Garecht

DNA Test To Prove If Remains Found In ‘Speed Freak Killer’ Case Are Of Michaela Garecht

The mother of missing Hayward girl Michaela Garecht is hoping DNA testing will lead to closure in a case that has puzzled detectives for over two decades, and link the case to the infamous Speed Freak Killers.

10/11/2012

Gary Swierski

Sunnyvale Man Convicted Of Murdering Wife In 2005 Cold Case

A 51-year-old Sunnyvale man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for the death of his wife in 2005.

06/22/2012

A vendor picks up corn at her stall in a market in Beijing. China has approved genetically modified strains of corn and rice. (Eter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Californians To Vote On Nation’s Broadest GMO Food Labeling

California voters will decide in November whether to require special labels for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.

06/12/2012

Antolin Garcia-Torres during a previous court appearance. (CBS)

Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect’s Attorney Removed From Case

The court-appointed attorney for the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Morgan Hill teenager has been removed from the case.

06/07/2012

California Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma (CA Democratic Caucus)

Bay Area Assemblywoman Urges Child ID’s In Case Of Abduction

California Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma is urging parents to put together child identification kits to assist law enforcement in the event of an abduction.

05/02/2012

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