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Another New Supreme Court Term, Another New Justice | Cato @ Liberty

Chicago and Citizens United actually produced fewer dissents than any in recent memory—we do look forward to: Two big free speech challenges, one over a statute prohibiting the sale of violent video games to minors, another the offensive protesting of a fallen soldier’s funeral; An Establishment Clause lawsuit against Arizona’s tax credit for private tuition funds (an alternative to educational voucher programs); Regulatory federalism (or “preemption”) cases involving: safety standards for seatbelts; an Arizona statute regarding the hiring of illegal aliens; and the forbidding of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 11:06:21

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Mafia Princess Challenges Coco Giancana to Take a DNA Test to ...

The daughter of assassinated Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana is challenging a Las Vegas woman to take a DNA test to prove she's Giancana's granddaughter. Antoinette "Mafia Princess" Giancana, one of the mobster's three daughters, said she does not believe the claim by Coco Giancana, who identified herself as a granddaughter during a Tony Curtis-related interview last week with Vegas Confidential. "This has really been upsetting to me and my sisters," said Antoinette Giancana, who moved from Chicago to Las Vegas about 14 months ago to be involved in the Las Vegas Mob Experience at the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 10:56:00


Special feature: Texas death row DNA case (Part 2) : SCOTUSblog

Mary A. Fischer Feature Stories Posted Monday, October 11th, 2010 12:02 pm An earlier post in this series appeared on Thursday. Part #2: Crimes and Doubts – “It’s too bad this is the test case for post-conviction DNA testing because it’s so screwed up.” A Texas blogger on Henry Skinner’s case To some people who’ve met him at the Polunksy Unit in Livingston, Texas, Hank Skinner does not immediately strike them as an innocent man who’s been wronged by the system.  “He’s got an attitude toward government and law enforcement that I totally understand,” explains Texas [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 16:02:28


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Date: 2010-10-05 14:40:23


From Genetics to Genomics: Ethics, Policy, and Parental Decision ...

From Genetics to Genomics: Ethics, Policy, and Parental Decision-making Benjamin Wilfond, MD1,2 and Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD3 1Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, 2Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, and 3Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, and Department of Surgery, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago All correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle [more...]

Date: 2008-07-22 07:00:00


Chicago Bears News » Murder Charges Dropped Against Lynwood Cop

Fox was charged with her rape and murder, and spent eight months in jail before DNA testing — obtained by his own defense team — proved he did not sexually assault Riley. He was released on June 17, 2005, and the case went unsolved for nearly five years. “They’re just astounded,” said Fox family attorney Kathleen Zellner in June. “He’s extremely angry. For him, to realize he could have died on death row and this is what they were doing with the evidence, it’s pretty hard to wrap your mind around it.” A press conference is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Sun-Times Media [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 00:12:39


SBI Policy Favoring Prosecution Was in Writing | Raleigh Criminal ...

When a Raleigh newspaper reported this past summer that analysts in the crime lab of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation routinely withheld test results favorable to the defendant, the scientific community and defense attorneys urged the state to make the crime lab independent of the state's law enforcement agency. Those efforts may be redoubled in light of recent revelations. This week, the newspaper reported that it was not only the practice for analysts to withhold possibly exculpatory evidence, it was also the policy. According to the audit conducted in August, the SBI had [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:02:18


Kuwait Institute Develops Alternative to Antibiotics

He said the team will proceed to the next process of testing and evaluating these isolated strains using DNA sequencing technology. ThePoultrySite News Desk. Sign up for free poultry news updates. Sign up for our ... 5M Publishing. Learn how to market your products here. 5M Enterprises Ltd., Benchmark House, 8 Smithy Wood Drive, Sheffield, S35 1QN, England. 5M Enterprises Inc., Suite 4120, CBoT, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60604-2900, USA. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 23:00:00


Great Lakes Groups To Obama – Address Asian Carp Crisis Now ...

The carp capture came just months after environmental DNA testing found evidence of Asian carp in the open waters of Lake Michigan — in Chicago's Calumet Harbor — as well as in several locations along branches of the Chicago Waterway [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 22:26:48


True Health Is True Wealth!!: Walgreen's New DNA – At-Home Genetic ...

Freak yourself out with new at-home genetic testing kit » 11:17 AM PT, May 12 2010 Attention hypochondriacs! If you are feeling the need to seriously freak yourself out, look no further than your local Walgreens store! Yup, starting Friday you can purchase an at-home test kit that allows people who, well, worry about these things (obsessively) to see if their DNA makes them more likely to develop one (or more!) of dozens of different health conditions. Breast cancer? Check. Heart disease? Check! Alzheimer's disease? Can do! Just swab your cheek, pop it in the mail and within a week or so, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 21:00:00


CafePress.com Deal of the Day | Groupon Chicago

Most people form first impressions of a stranger by looking at his T-shirt, unless they've stolen a skin kernel for DNA testing. Let the shirt you wear send a marvelous message with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of [more...]

Date: 2009-12-17 08:00:00


Whale sharks may produce many litters from 1 mating, paternity ...

Whale sharks may produce many litters from 1 mating, paternity test shows (posted on 24/08/2010) Contact: Paul Francuch francuch@uic.edu 312-996-3457 University of Illinois at Chicago How do female whale sharks meet their perfect mates and go on to produce offspring? While little is known about the reproductive behavior of these ocean-roaming giants, a newly published analysis led by University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Jennifer Schmidt reveals new details about the mating habits of this elusive, difficult-to-study fish. Schmidt, a UIC associate professor of biological sciences, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-24 08:00:00


autism center of pittsburgh – Do Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer ...

Drs. Singh and Lai reported a decade ago that cell phone radiation quickly causes DNA single-strand and double-strand breaks at well below the current federal safety level for exposure. This causes a condition called micronuclei. Dr. George Carlo is a public health expert who conducted wireless technology research. He showed that human blood exposed to cell phone radiation had a 300% increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuclei. He says that wireless technology is “potentially the biggest health insult” this nation has ever seen, bigger than cigarette smoking and asbestos. Even [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:00:17


Progenika Receives CE Mark for First DNA Chip to Detect Mutations ...

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Date: 2010-09-27 08:54:00


Home Paternity Tests Home testing kits home dna test home paternity

When they receive the blood samples, the teams will isolate a type of immune system cell diabetes test known as antibody-secreting plasma cells, home dna kit which produce a deluge of antibodies as part of an initial response to infection. "If they find some of these antibodies that are really good at neutralizing this flu, the potential is there to use it as a therapy," Wilson said. The specially engineered antibodies are immune system sperm count tests proteins that attach to invaders such as viruses and in effect able to neutralize the particular strain of influenza. Last researchers at [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 09:41:23


Blogspot: Friends of Peltier: Strange Bedfellows: The Death ...

The twin defects of ineffectiveness and misconduct are a common feature in many of the three-thousand-plus persons on death rows across America, and especially in the nearly 140 cases that have been overturned thanks to DNA testing or other belatedly discovered proof of innocence. In the Abu-Jamal and Davis cases, federal and state appeals courts in America have dismissed compelling new evidence of innocence and documented legal improprieties violating the constitutional rights of these two inmates. In the Davis case, a federal judge in June 2010 rejected professions from four persons who [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:45:00


Thrombosis Journal | Full text | Effect of PlA1/A2 glycoprotein ...

Genomic DNA was prepared from peripheral lymphocytes by the salt precipitation method . The PlA1/A2 alleles of the GP IIIa gene were identified on the basis of MspI enzyme site restriction analysis after amplification of a 476 base pairs GP IIIa fragment (sens amorce 5'-ATA-AGC-TTA-GCT-ATT-GGG-AAG-TGG-TAG-GGC-CTG-3', antisens amorce 5'-CTT-CTG-ACT-CAA-GTC-CTA-ACG-3'). The GP IIIa gene was amplified using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. Each amplification product was verified on an agarose gel. Amplification results in a 476 base pairs (bp) fragment. Digestion was obtained with [more...]

Date: 2008-01-15 08:00:00


Thrombosis Journal | Full text | Expression of sterol regulatory ...

DNA was extracted from frozen cardiac muscle samples. The SCAP 2386A>G genotyping was based on PCR amplification, restriction enzyme analysis and DNA electrophoresis. The DNA samples were amplified by PCR, using the primers 5'-TTGTGCTGCGCGGCCACCTCA-3' and 5'-AGGAGGAAAGGGCAGCCGCAC-3'. PCR was performed in a volume of 50 μl. Cycle conditions were 94°C for 4 min, then 28 cycles of 94°C for 1 min, 64°C for 1 min and 72°C for 1 min, with a final extension step of 5 min at 72°C in a PTC-225 thermal cycler (MJ research, Massachusetts, USA). 10% DMSO was included in PCR reaction. The [more...]

Date: 2009-02-18 08:00:00


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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Chicago Passes to ‘Conviction’ With Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell CHICAGO – In our latest biography/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Conviction” starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Juliette Lewis! The film from director Tony Goldwyn and writer Pamela Gray also stars Thomas D. Mahard, Owen Campbell, Conor Donovan, Laurie Brown, John Pyper-Ferguson, Ele Bardha, Rusty Mewha, Marc Macaulay, Bailee [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 17:56:45


DNA Testing Ordered For Texas Man Executed in 2000

The Legal Defenders * High Rates of Success * Free and Confidential Consultation We are following a very interesting case in Texas.  Claude "Butch" Jones was the last person executed in Texas in 2000, which set a national record.  He had been convicted of the robbery and murder of a liquor store owner.  Jones had always maintained his innocence.  A hair fragment, which had been recovered from the counter of the liquor store, was the only physical evidence connecting Jones to the murder.  The testimony at his trial was that a microscopic examination of the hair fragment "matched" Jones' [more...]

Date: 2010-06-16 14:46:00


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Hello and welcome to the Salem Spectator. We are a fan-based site dedicated to the discussion, support, and enjoyment of the NBC Soap Opera, Days of Our Lives. Membership is free, there are no dues, and if you join up and join in, you might actually find that you're having fun and making a new friend or [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 14:12:50


Genetic Testing ? A Setup for Discrimination?

Curry's attorney, Alan Milstein, said, “Think about what's at stake here…as far as DNA testing, we're just at the beginning of that universe. Pretty soon, though, we'll know whether someone is predisposed to cancer, alcoholism, obesity, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-17 22:39:15


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Date: 2010-05-14 21:06:03


Pit Bulls in Chicago – UPchicago.com

Breed-specific legislation, or BSL, is the route some municipalities have taken in an attempt to curb attacks by “vicious” dogs. This is based on appearance of the dog, as DNA testing of dogs, while available, is expensive, not to mention complicated when you start analyzing mutts. American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and Rottweilers are among the most common targets of BSL. Breed bans are in effect in many cities, some mandating that owners of certain breeds carry more insurance or build higher fences, to an outright ban, as in Denver, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 16:05:56


Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests - Chicago ...

The FDA first signaled a possible shift in direction after another firm, Pathway Genomics, last month moved to sell genetic test kits through Walgreens drugstores. The plan was quickly shelved, but a high-profile congressional committee launched its own investigation. The tests prompting attention are not the highly specialized DNA scans ordered by physicians. Instead, these consumer-oriented offerings evaluate an individual's risk of developing various illnesses or responding variably to different medications, based on test findings. That is problematic because most of the genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-06-15 01:08:00


20 Celebrities who have, perhaps suprisingly, finished a marathon ...

Dexter Holland: The Offspring rocker ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2006 to support the Innocence Project, which helps facilitate post-conviction DNA testing. Anthony Edwards: The former ER doc has run two marathons: The Chicago Marathon in 2003 — he finished in just under four hours — and also the New York City Marathon in 2009 to help fund a pediatric clinic in Kenya. George W. Bush: Former President George W. Bush was one of the fittest presidents in American history, and resolved to train for a marathon just a month before the race. He finished the 1993 Houston Marathon in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:45:02


Researchers hope exhumation of infamous murderer's remains will ...

(WSBT) It's been 100 years since Belle Gunness of LaPorte killed dozens of people, but the case still inspires fascination. Now, researchers are trying to solve another mystery. Did Gunness really die in a fire at her LaPorte farm house in 1908, or did she fake her death and go on to kill again? Remains of Gunness Exhumed Last week, a team of graduate students from the University of Indianapolis traveled to Forest Park, Ill. Ted Hartzell, Metro Editor for the Herald-Palladium was the only journalist to go along on the trip. He wrote in the LaPorte County Herald-Argus that researchers worked [more...]

Date: 2007-11-16 00:13:37



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