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In this handout image provided by the FBI, Jesse Matthew is escorted by FBI agents into the custody of the Charlottesville Police Department on September 26, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was extradited from Galveston County, Texas and is a suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance. The search for the missing UVA student Hannah Graham continues in both places.  (Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

DNA Under Fingernail Provides Link in Matthew Case

Court records show that DNA recovered from underneath the fingernail of a sexual-assault victim in 2005 links that case to the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

11/06/2014

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DNA Linked To How Much Coffee You Drink

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?

10/07/2014

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. (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

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