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A majority of Americans say that the technological developments of the next 50 years will have a positive impact on society, with 59 percent holding an “optimistic” view of various future tech advances ranging from positive to downright pervasive. (credit: Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Poll: 39 Percent Of Americans Expect Teleportation Devices In Next 50 Years

A majority of Americans say that the technological developments of the next 50 years will have a positive impact on society, with 59 percent holding an “optimistic” view of various future tech advances ranging from positive to downright pervasive.

04/17/2014

Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

FDA Reviewing Approval For 3-Person Embryo Fertilization

Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children.

02/24/2014

A preference for violent video games may be genetic. (Getty Images)

Study: Viewing Violent Media May Be Genetic

Children with a certain genetic marker are more likely to play violent video games and watch violent TV shows and movies.

02/21/2014

File photo of a cheek swab. (Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: DNA Helps Link Md. Man to Sex Assaults

Prince George’s County police say DNA evidence helped link a Silver Spring man arrested after an attempted robbery to two sexual assaults earlier that day.

12/17/2013

A digital representation of the human genome  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Experts: DNA Ruling Could Lead To National ID

Experts say a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling could lead to a national DNA database that would make finding criminals simpler and more effective.

07/06/2013

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Supreme Court: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.

06/13/2013

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The Week in News

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).

06/07/2013

File photo of a cheek swab. (Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Court: Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees

A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.

06/03/2013

File photo of the Supreme Court building. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take DNA From Those Arrested Without Warrant

A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.

06/03/2013

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Lincoln Actor Heading to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Museums

An actor who portrays President Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Presidential Library in Illinois is visiting Washington to help advocate for museums on Capitol Hill.

02/26/2013

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