UPDATE Livermore Cold Case Rape Suspect Gregory Vien Dies From Injuries Sustained In Nail Gun Suicide AttemptA Livermore man being tried for two 1997 cold case rapes has died from injuries sustained in a suicide attempt with a nail gun, the Alameda County District Attorney announced Friday.
Bay Area Biotech Company Develops Promising New Class Of Drug To Treat COVID-19 PatientsA Bay Area biotechnology company has discovered a new way to make a COVID-19 treatment by producing an entirely new class of drugs. Soon, the invention will be tested in human clinical trials.
Massive GEDmatch Security Breach Exposes 1.2 Million Users' DNA Profiles To Law Enforcement AgenciesA massive security breach forced GEDmatch to shut down its site and exposed the DNA profiles of more than a million people who use the online service to law enforcement agencies.
DNA Links Convicted Nevada Sex Abuser To 1981 Rape, Murder Of 16-Year-Old Girl In OaklandA 57-year-old man who had been serving a lengthy sentence in Nevada for a sexual assault conviction was arraigned on Friday on special circumstances murder charges for the 1981 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in West Oakland.
1973 Cold Case Murder Of Vallejo Woman Solved With Updated DNA AnalysisDecades after the rape and murder of a Vallejo woman, Naomi Sanders, investigators have finally closed the cold case with the help of new DNA analysis, determining the son of one of her co-workers was the killer, according to police.
DNA Leads To Arrest Of Man Wanted In 2004 Sex Assault At Mountain View HotelA man suspected in sexual assault case first reported to police 15 years ago, is behind bars after DNA evidence put investigators on his trail.
Bay Area Bio-Tech Firms Take Lead In Fight Against CoronavirusA number of Bay Area biotech companies are working at the forefront of efforts to combat the novel coronavirus.
23andMe Slashes 14% Of Workforce Amid Slump In DNA Testing Market23andMe, the Sunnyvale-based at-home DNA testing company, is laying off 100 people, or about 14% of its workforce.
Mystery High Sierra Skeleton Identified as 'Ghost of Manzanar'A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California's second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp to paint in the mountains in the waning days of World War II.
DNA Identifies S.F. Victim Found Burning in Dumpster After 18-Year InvestigationInvestigators recently tracked DNA through a private genealogy lab to identify a woman's body found burning in a garbage bin 18 years ago as Perrean Gray.
DNA On Plastic Spoon Leads To Livermore Man's Arrest For 1997 RapesA Livermore man was arrested after DNA obtained from a discarded plastic spoon linked him to two 1997 cold case rapes including the sexual assault of a woman as she was walking to a BART station, prosecutors announced Monday.
Judge To Rule Later On Suppressing DNA Evidence In 'Rideshare Rapist' CaseA San Francisco Superior Court judge on Thursday declined to rule whether DNA obtained from a man during a traffic stop—DNA that prosecutors say links him to four rapes—can be used as evidence in the case.
Rapid DNA Company Used To ID California Wildfire Victims Under ScrutinyTexas officials are raising concerns over Rapid DNA analysis that has been used to identify wildfire victims in Northern California and verify family connections on the U.S.-Mexico border.
East Bay Biochemist Sells 'Gene-Editing Kit' For The MassesAn East Bay entrepreneur wants to put the power of gene-editing in everyone's hands through his company's "Genetic Design Kits."
Contra Costa Sheriff To Acquire Rapid DNA Testing ToolThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors authorized the county sheriff Tuesday to purchase a new machine that offers quick turnaround on DNA analysis tests.