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.
New Charges Filed Against Alleged 'NorCal Rapist'California prosecutors have filed 28 additional charges against a man police say is the so-called NorCal Rapist, bringing the number of alleged victims to seven in six counties. 
Saplings Created From DNA Of Massive Redwood Planted In PresidioA scientific breakthrough is allowing scientists to bring back ancient trees once thought to be lost forever, planting the seeds for those ancient redwoods in San Francisco's Presidio.