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Riddle of TV star paying out for love child who isn't his: Married ...

A married TV star who won a court order to hush up an affair has discovered the ‘love child’ he thought he had fathered is not his after all. The man, a journalist and household name, learnt the startling truth following a DNA test, it was reported yesterday. Household name: The man involved is a well known journalist who had the injunction granted in 2008 The dramatic twist comes after he spent years trying to keep details of his affair and the child a secret. In 2008 the man was granted a draconian injunction after convincing a High Court judge that the public should not be allowed to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:58:38

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Genewize for FREE! |

They have patents pending on their process of doing DNA testing with a saliva sample to determine how healthy you are at your genetic level. After analyzing your genetic profile, they formulate a unique and personalized nutritional supplement just for you. Their ingredients are 100% natural, whole food and plant based, and 80-90% organic. They have over 100 ingredients, with many that have even been found to IMPROVE and REJUVENATE DNA. DNA has been all over the news and we are undoubtedly heading away from the “one size fits all” form of nutritional supplementation. Wow! Paul Zane Pilzer, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 09:45:22


DNA Customized Nutrition On Fox News…

Paul Zane Pilzer predicted 10 years ago that the first company to provide fully customizable nutrition according to each person’s DNA will be the BIGGEST company to hit the industry… As well as providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for entrepreneurs to create massive amounts of wealth and financial freedom. It is rare for any company to have the power to revolutionize an entire industry, let alone a network marketing company. GeneWize is THE leading pioneer in the genetic revolution that is about to unfold. For more information about GeneWize and to learn how you can profit off this [more...]

Date: 2010-04-11 07:53:28


Date: 2010-08-23 16:49:46


Kinked nanopores slow DNA passage for easier sequencing

(Nanowerk News) In an innovation critical to improved DNA sequencing, a markedly slower transmission of DNA through nanopores has been achieved by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories researchers. Solid-state nanopores sculpted from silicon dioxide are generally straight, tiny tunnels more than a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. They are used as sensors to detect and characterize DNA, RNA and proteins. But these materials shoot through such holes so rapidly that sequencing the DNA passing through them, for example, is a problem. In a paper published this week [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 15:18:18


DNA test favors Va. man convicted of rape - Maryland Daily Record

DNA tests conducted under Virginia’s one-of-a-kind post-conviction DNA testing program indicate that a man who served seven years in prison for a 1979 rape didn’t commit the crime, and he wants Virginia’s high court to declare him innocent. Calvin Wayne Cunningham would be the eighth man exonerated by decades-old biological evidence and the third since Virginia began its massive project to clear those who may have been wrongly convicted in the 1970s and 1980s from biological evidence saved before DNA testing was available. Cunningham, 57, was convicted in 1981 of raping the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:17:00



Evolution News & Views: "Junk" DNA: Darwinism's Last Stand?

In 1980, Francis Crick and Leslie Orgel argued in Nature that "much DNA in higher organisms is little better than junk." The spread of junk DNA in the course of evolution "can be compared to the spread of a not-too-harmful parasite within its host." Since it is unlikely that such DNA has a function, "it would be folly in such cases to hunt obsessively for one." In a companion article, W. Ford Doolittle and Carmen Sapienza similarly argued that many organisms contain "DNAs whose only 'function' is survival within genomes," and that "the search for other explanations may prove, if not [more...]

Date: 2009-06-04 16:00:00


» Grime Artist “Akala” Gets DNA Results - Nuse International, News ...

Mr Daley had a full set of DNA results, confirming he is in fact, related to William Shakepeare. He refuses to tell us, however, how he managed to attain Shakespeare’s DNA. Similar Articles Terrible-artist Syndrome causes public outcry General public fear as 'Terrible-artist Syndrome' attacks their audio devices.... Fans Furious over Artists’ Deceit Elton John and R Kelly both face intense criticism as... 18th Century phrase scrapped The famous saying from Martha Ballad in 1795 "A woman's... Gazza visits “Old mate” Cheryl Former England footballer and professional alcoholic Paul [more...]

Date: 2010-08-26 16:27:51


UC Davis News & Information :: Dog-fighting DNA database ...

This includes 400 original and initial samples of dog DNA supplied by the Humane Society of Missouri and collected from dogs that were seized in July 2009 during the nation’s largest dog-fighting raid. The database is similar to the FBI’s human CODIS, a computerized archive that stores DNA profiles from criminal offenders and crime scenes and is used in criminal and missing-person investigations. DNA analysis and matching through the canine database, available for a fee only to law enforcement agencies, will help to identify relationships between dogs. This will enable investigators to [more...]

Date: 2010-06-16 07:00:00


DNA Technology Roots out Paternity Fraud

If the DNA testing proves his relationship, he intends to seek $4 million from an alleged cover-up by Ms. James. Previous testing for paternity had been reported as “negative”, but Mr. Stovell seems to be objecting to the paternity process. Tiger Woods may also be caught up in a challenge to prove he is not the father of alleged mistress Devon James’ nine year old son, as reported by Radar Online. The court process will attempt to ascertain parental responsibilities and child support. To date, the court has not ordered paternity testing to be performed. The American Association of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 13:04:56


Fayette Life: Fruitful DNA Extraction

What do strawberries and bananas have in common with Fayette County's Whitewater Middle School students? The answer is DNA. As it turns out, the genetic material of the fruits is very similar to that of humans. This was just one fascinating fact that approximately 290 seventh graders learned as they participated in a DNA extraction lab conducted by graduate students from the Georgia Plant Scholars Program of the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Plant Pathology Department. Using regular household items such as coffee filters, salt, dishwashing liquid, water and rubbing alcohol, students learned [more...]

Date: 2009-05-27 12:12:00


“Dealers in our DNA,” says Vodafone chief | Mobile News Online

Guy Laurence makes overtures to 23 selected ‘platinum’ dealer partners at Newbury summit to unveil revised indirect programme to attack small business market Vodafone chief executive Guy Laurence took time to address Vodafone’s top dealer partners for an hour on Monday (September 20) to explain its strategy for the small business market. Speaking to platinum partners, Laurence said: “The truth is you are the DNA of our business. I fundamentally believe in our relationship with indirects.” Vodafone has reviewed and handpicked around 400 dealer partners to work with in the UK small [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 11:06:09


DNA test determines that the 13-Year-old isn't the father! // News ...

Thank God for DNA tests….. Alfie Patten, now 13, took the test after six other teenagers came forward to claim they had also slept with Chantelle Steadman, the 15-year-old who gave birth to baby Maisie Roxanne last month. “I didn’t know about DNA tests before but mum explained it’s when they do a swab in your mouth and it tells if you’re the dad,” he was quoted as saying before undergoing the test. “So if I have it, they can all shut up.” “It had not even crossed Alfie’s mind whether Chantelle had not been faithful to him,” his mother Nicole said. Since the birth, Alfie [more...]

Date: 2009-03-30 12:05:22


Immigration Testing Is Easy Using DNA

Immigration testing has become simpler, faster and more accurate thanks to DNA testing. It is relatively easy to determine if the person applying for citizenship based on family ties is related by using a legal immigration test. It comes down to a simple question, can you prove that you are related to someone who is currently a citizen of that country? It is not uncommon that a parent would come to the United States and work for many years sending money home to take care of the children and family members. When that person becomes a citizen there are various programs and options to apply for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 19:12:21


DNA Evidence Clears 2 Men After 30 Years - Crime in the News ...

They confessed to rape and murder. They pleaded guilty and went to prison for decades; but they were innocent and DNA evidence proved it last week. On September 16, a judge in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, overturned the convictions of two of the three men serving time for the rape and murder of Eva Gail Patterson, in 1979. The third man, Larry Ruffin, died in prison in 2002. The Innocence Project organized DNA testing for the three men. In petitions filed for Bobby Dixon and Phillip Bivens, (and in a separate one filed for Ruffin on September 15) attorneys asked the court to throw out the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 13:12:40


Pathway Genomics and Walgreens debut OTC DNA testing - Gather News ...

Pathway Genomics will release a personalized DNA testing this Friday. The over-the-counter DNA kits will be sold at Walgreens across the nation. Pathway Genomics is a company out of San Diego that already has home genetic testing kits available.To use the kit, consumers use ‘spit’ to get their results. Supposedly the DNA kit will let you know if you have a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s, diabetes or breast cancer. You can also find out if you might be able to pass on a disorder like cystic fibrosis. The kit at Walgreens will retail between $20-$30.The FDA does not regulate these tests at [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 04:02:34


DNA Forensics | Markovics Rally E-Team

A Million DNA Forensics Samples Remain Untested The news about James Baines, the Florida resident who spent 35 years in jail for a crime he has only just now been proven to be unconnected to has really shaken the faith people have in the justice system. But to these people, the reason Baines was released should bring a much-needed boost to their faith: no surprise there, it was sophisticated DNA forensics that won the day. When visiting the larger Toronto Niagara Falls Tour hotels you will notice that many have a handy memento shop, for that final second present idea. All over the nation, 246 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 14:25:21


Rights group claims France police illegally collecting Roma DNA

The League of Human Rights (LDH) on Thursday accused French authorities of improperly collecting DNA samples from Roma migrants . French police may collect samples of genetic material from indicted individuals, though the organization contends that police have subjected the Roma to such procedures without being either arrested or charged . The allegations come shortly after reports that the country's Central Office for the Fight Against Itinerant Delinquency (OCLDI) has maintained a database [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 12:11:16


Mitochondrial DNA Testing Also known as explained maternal DNA

As a test of nuclear DNA Mitochondrial DNA testing is done byDNA samples of indigenous membership is claret from a sample with a swab or audacity, boldness news regulation adopted broom used. These samples are again beatific abroad for laboratories that do DNA testing and test results of mitochondrial turnaround. Mitochondrial DNA testing is set in a Cardinal of the affidavit – is native to authorize a common ancestor absolute auxiliary mother of the family, can also beacclimated in the ancestor of DNA tests to analyze the ancestor of the mother or polemical in DNA testing. In 1980, Dr. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 09:31:52


UTV News - DNA evidence in RUC murder case

At 14:52 on 01 October 2010, lorna wrote: Billy this murder was thirty years ago. It is less than twenty years since it was first accepted by the court. and still there are problems with DNA. Thank goodness Police forensic has been developed over the years. At 19:30 on 30 September 2010, Billy wrote: DNA profiling has been around for over twenty years in the UK. I still smell at rat!! At 13:33 on 30 September 2010, ruc widow wrote: Jim. All murders including the murders of the RUC officers are now in the hands of the HET we were all invited to Stormont hotel and told [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 21:06:56


Home DNA Tests: Proposed New rules : : Healthcare News

A set of new rules and guidelines have been put forward by Human Genetics Commission (HGC) to crack down on inaccurate and harmful home do-it-yourself DNA tests freely sold over the internet. Many private companies, based mainly in the US, offer such direct to consumer testing kits that estimate a person’s risk of suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s or breast cancer, by analyzing the genetic codes. Paternity testing or finding out the identity of the father is another reason as to why these tests are gaining in popularity. The Commission has expressed its reservations about [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 12:02:53


Siblings Of Autistic Children May Share Some Symptoms - Science News

Researchers have generally limited their search for DNA peculiarities to children diagnosed with autism or related disorders (SN: 7/3/10, p.12), a strategy that overlooks those with mild autism signs, Constantino’s group asserts in a paper published online October 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. “Subtle aspects of the autistic syndrome have not been accounted for in most studies of its intergenerational transmission,” Constantino says. By including individuals with mild autism symptoms in DNA studies, researchers could enlarge their sample sizes and amplify the statistical [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 19:34:21


Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Science Mag ...

It is now 20 years since passage of procedures by which U.S. native tribes can demand return of human remains and archeological items taken from public lands and since placed in museums or other institutions. It has from the start meant not only that deep ethical wrongs may be corrected, but that research on the prehistory of North America can be hindered. Looted graveyards and displayed remains in glass cases can be deeply offensive both to the relatives of the people in the graves as well as to most right-minded people generally. But how does one identify which modern groups can make valid [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:21:03


Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit

You are here: Home » Health News » Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit Stumble This Digg This Share on Delicious Share on Facebook Tweet This *Sponsored Links* DNA Test At Drugstore *Sponsored Links* Yesterday Rite Aid stores all over America started selling the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit for $19.99 but that price does not include the $119 to have a lab evaluate cells wiped off the cheeks of the child.Doug Fogg, chief operating officer for Sorenson Genomics of Salt Lake City, the maker of the product said: “This is for people who are just curious. It is [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 06:29:54


What is a DNA Test? | CheapDNATest.org

One question on numerous people’s minds when they appearance into paternity testing is how exact the paternity test procedure results are. No dna testing procedure can actually be 100% accurate but how exact can you assume your … Publish Date: 09/17/2010 19:43 http://timelessweddingspeeches.com/maidofhonorblog/2010/09/18/just-how-accurate-are-dna-paternity-test-final-results-anyway/ Genealogy DNA Testing: What’s it All About? With genealogy DNA testing, a person or family can trace back their heritage or lineage to who their ancestors were and where they came from. The way this is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-18 19:44:55


Wong Defense Questions Credibility Of DNA Lab - Greenville News ...

POSTED: 11:20 am EDT September 20, 2010 UPDATED: 4:41 pm EDT September 20, 2010 NEWTON, N.C. -- A forensic biologist from the with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation testified Monday in the capital murder trial of Edwardo Wong.Wong is charged with fatally shooting Trooper Shawn Blanton in June 2008 during a traffic stop along Interstate 40 near Canton in Haywood County.Russell Holly, an SBI agent, testified he collected items from Wong's vehicle and the scene to be sent off for DNA analysis.The jury saw photos of the items collected -- including weapons removed from Wong's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 20:41:11


ChIP Enrichment Analysis can speed up drug discovery

Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Blog Stats 96,578 hits Blogroll Get on Live chat with me WordPress.com WordPress.org blogs I read biohacker Biotech Blog Biotech Life Eye on DNA Gene Genie Gene Sherpa Open access News POSTED RIN Science Roll Scientific Blog Youth Curry links vote for Nextweb awards microarray Global Health Vision MicrobiologyBytes UK Web Focus offers Rate my Blog Rate my Blog Clinical Search India's silicon valley Bangalore in trouble as State's governer imposes President Rule, due to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 06:45:50


Reconstructing human appearance from DNA -- Signs of the Times News

This is a relatively robust, but not foolproof, gender test, according to Kayser. Hair colour prediction underway Beyond gender, the human traits with highest predictive accuracy are those affected by pigmentation, simply because they are the least complex. Red hair colour, which is determined by a single gene, can be predicted with a certainty of around 93%. For other hair types, accuracy is slightly lower, but still promising. Kayser reported confidence levels as high as 85, 81 and 80% for predicting black, brown and blond hair respectively. Perhaps the most progress has been made in [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 13:51:40


Herbal News Magazine | Walgreens Plans to Sell a DNA Test Shelved

Walgreens, one of the fastest growing, and my personally favorite drugstore chain, has decided to put plans on hold for selling a new DNA saliva swab kit that they were planning to sell in their stores, probably bringing them to the forefront as the only drugstore chain to sell such a unique product. Why would people want a test like this, you ask? Well, DNA testing is becoming more and more popular as a way to detect whether you have damaged DNA and might be more likely to contract different diseases, or even be more prone to things like breast cancer and other inherited types of disease. I [more...]

Date: 2010-05-29 10:24:00


DNA D.O.A. | News | Gambit New Orleans

"Unfortunately, the last bid for new DNA testing equipment was deemed non-responsive in the last several weeks," Sneed continued. "Equipment is a priority; however, the bid was rejected because of the 'alteration' of the bid, which is a legal rather than financial matter." "We are all committed to doing everything possible to combat crime," Sneed added. "We have been working for the last 80-plus days to correct mistakes made in the past." Maw, of the Innocence Project, continues to catalog and preserve evidence in hopes that New Orleans will have a model DNA lab again. "It sort of reminds me [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 08:00:00


Date: 2010-07-05 08:36:01


Happy Dog DNA: BioPet Vet Lab in Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel profiled BioPet Vet Lab's new DNA Breed Identification Test that has been available since January 1. BioPet Vet Lab is a division of EDP Biotech, a company that also is researching a cancer marker test that is about to be re-tested in trials. Exciting stuff. http://knoxnews.com/news/2008/jan/17/determing-breed-a-breeze/ The DNA Breed Identification Test is available from www.happydogdna.com for $59.95 with free shipping through January. I'm hoping to begin posting photos and stories from satisfied customers after they receive their test results. Check back [more...]

Date: 2008-01-17 08:43:00


Fight Over Child Support and DNA Testing in Dallas County Court ...

Courthouse News this morning highlights the story of Ginger Weatherspoon, a former assistant attorney general in Greg Abbott's office who claims she was fired after refusing to lie under oath about 254th District Judge David Hanschen. Weatherspoon, who worked from July 2006 through February '08 in the the Office of the Attorney General's child support division, has filed a nine-page whistleblower suit in Dallas County District Court in which she claims she was fired for telling her direct superior that two other attorneys pressured her, repeatedly, to sign "a false affidavit" that said [more...]

Date: 2009-05-20 15:26:28


Date: 2010-08-25 00:35:25


DNA paternity testing encouraged, hours extended

DNA paternity testing encouraged, hours extended The Mecklenburg County Child Support office is inviting men involved in paternity questions, to visit their office between Tuesday and Thursday of next week for a quick DNA test. Read more on News 14 Carolina The tale of Boeing’s high-risk flight into the jet age Until 1958, more people crossed the Atlantic Ocean aboard ships than on airplanes. And fewer than 1 in 10 American adults had ever even been on an airplane. In the new book “Jet Age,” author Sam Howe Verhovek takes a look at how Boeing President Bill Allen and test pilot Tex [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 00:21:13


DNA test strengthens Atlanta child killings case | Akira Daily News

Because the hairs were incomplete, the type of testing, called mitochondrial DNA, can trace only the maternal line. Only with nucleic DNA testing, which includes paternal lineage, could the results be absolutely conclusive. When CNN showed the DNA results to victim Baltazar’s stepmother, Sheila Baltazar, she said, “Without a shadow of a doubt, I really in my heart believe Wayne Williams killed Patrick Baltazar.” Williams not only has denied he killed Patrick Baltazar, but has said he never met the boy. Yet testimony at trial established various fibers found on the Baltazar clothing [more...]

Date: 2010-06-09 14:12:26


Supreme Court hears convict's appeal in DNA case - KIVITV.COM ...

KIVITV.COM | Boise. News, Breaking News, Weather and Sports-Supreme Court hears convict's appeal in DNA case. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage Account|; Log Out. SITE SEARCH WEB SEARCH BY Google. Home - News · Boise News Headlines, .... WASHINGTON (AP) - A Texas death row inmate found with the blood of murder victims on his clothing is seeking the Supreme Court's help in getting access to other evidence for DNA testing that might implicate someone else. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:53:00


Q&A: How accurate and foolproof are at-home dna tests?

Q&A: How accurate and foolproof are at-home dna tests? Question by otherguy: How accurate and foolproof are at-home dna tests? I’m in a little bind here. I might have a son with a married woman. She isn’t sure who the father is and I want to be discreet about our situation. I’ve seen the at home dna testing kits and I am curious about whether they will be as accurate as a test done at a testing facility. I don’t want to sacrifice quality for convenience, I want to be 100% sure on this. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Best answer: Answer by nekospiritfire You want to be [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 12:42:20


FOR KIDS: Crawling, Nano-sized Robots - Science News

Illustrated is a nanorobot crawling along a DNA track. Words with “nano” usually refer to things as small as individual atoms or molecules. Nicolle Rager Fuller In 1966, scientists found a way to shrink anything — at least, they did in the movie Fantastic Voyage. In that film, a submarine and its crew were shrunk and injected into the body of a man. The man had been shot and was dying, and the tiny sub propelled around in his body in an attempt to save his life. The micro-crew did save his life, and the bad guy was eaten by a white blood cell. (Sorry for spoiling the ending.)That movie [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 14:14:40


Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

(Nanowerk News) In a paper published as the cover story of the September 9, 2010 Nature, researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, they were able to measure exchange of ions through the pore and demonstrated that a long DNA molecule can be pulled through the graphene nanopore just as a thread is pulled through the eye of a [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 07:00:00


Open Your Eyes News » Scientists publish DNA results to encourage ...

Telegraph – A group of 12 genetics scientists will publish the results of DNA tests today to encourage people to make their own information available for scientific research. The “DNA Dozen” want to allay fears amongst the public that information about their genes should not be widely shared on the grounds that it is private and sensitive. The Genome Unzipped project intends to explain what genetic code can and cannot reveal about an individual’s health. Read Articles Tags: disease & medicine, Europe, technology No Replies Feel free to leave a reply using the form below! Leave a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:02:51


Science Centric | News | Newly discovered DNA repair mechanism

— McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a recall of 'Shrek Forever After 3D' Collectable Drinking… — Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the new Internet star. Currently the hotness for this particular… — Cancer deaths are projected to double by 2030 — Cancer deaths are projected to double in the next two decades. A report issued by the International Agency for Research on… More Boiling point… — Fossils of earliest [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 03:55:00


Sweet Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone ancestry for Dr. King and Marcus ...

Breaking News from African Ancestry: DNA, AY-chromosome tests done on the sons  of Martin Lurther King and Marcus Garvey has shown that both of their ancestors hail from the mende people of Sierra Leone. The results were revealed by AfricanAncestry.com the leaders in African American DNA testing. If this is true many more African Americans will continue to use DNA to unlock thier ancestry and link to the African Continent. For a small country like Sierra Leone, this could open the door to a new wave of tourism and economic development led by black entrepreneurs, and visitors in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 10:58:00


TCADP | U.S. Supreme Court Considers Access to DNA Testing | Texas ...

An editorial in the Dallas Morning News (“Test all DNA in Skinner case,” October 12, 2010) notes that “If Skinner loses, our state again could be in the embarrassing and outrageous position of authorizing an execution with potentially exculpatory evidence locked away.” Listen to this morning’s story on NPR. Read more from the Associated Press in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and Austin [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:04:24


Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas - Las Vegas News Story ...

LAS VEGAS -- What can you learn from your DNA?Turns out, a lot. From ancestry to health issues you may be predisposed toward, DNA can serve as a guide.Once specifically limited to crime scenes and paternity tests, a business in Las Vegas is now offering DNA testing to anyone willing to pay."We have a lot of Caucasians that come in and we find they have a lot of Native American markers or Hispanic similarities," said Patricia Schoonmaker, of the DNA Shop.To process and identify the DNA, the shop simply gathers cells from a swab inside the cheek. Copyright 2010 by KVVU.com. All rights reserved. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 06:24:05


the Foresight Institute » Making and opening a Mobius strip with ...

The already numerous uses of DNA origami have been still further extended by the demonstration of topological reconfiguration—specifically, turning a 50-nanometer diameter Möbius strip into an open ring of twice the diameter by cutting along its centerline by removing the DNA “staples” along the centerline. The accomplishment by Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, led by Hao Yan and Yan Liu, is described on the AAAS science news site EurekAlert! by science writer Richard Harth “DNA art imitates life: Construction of a nanoscale Mobius [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 04:52:03


Unscripted or reality — whatever you call it, it may be the future ...

The shows for "24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona" won’t air until late January and February 2010, but cameras have already begun following the driver in an attempt to capture a new look at the sport. Producers expect to film more than 1,000 hours of video to create four-episode series, which steps outside pugilism for the first time to try spotlighting Johnson’s preparation for the Super Bowl of NASCAR – the Daytona 500. As always with celebrity-driven unscripted shows, the biggest question center on how much access cameras will get and how much leeway producers have to show candid [more...]

Date: 2009-10-20 12:01:23


Supreme Court hears convict's appeal in DNA case | Latest news

WASHINGTON –  A Texas death row inmate found with the blood of murder victims on his clothing is seeking the Supreme Instigate’s help in getting access to other evidence for DNA testing that might implicate someone else. Hank Skinner was convicted of pummeling his girlfriend with a pickax handle and stabbing her two sons on New Existence Eve in 1993 in their Texas Panhandle home. DNA evidence at his examination showed that blood on his clothing was from at least two of the victims. The Supreme Instigate is examination argument Wednesday on whether Skinner may use a federal civil rights [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:50:12


InnocenceRecord.org -- new database of DNA exonerations

News and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School. The Innocence Project and Winston & Strawn, LLP have launched an online database of case profiles and court records where wrongfully convicted persons were later exonerated through use of DNA evidence. The database is intended to help legal scholars, legislators, law enforcement and the general public understand the causes so actions can be taken to prevent future wrongful convictions. Students, professors and attorneys may register for a password to use this database. Researchers needing access to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 13:43:00



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