A longtime FBI agent who oversaw DNA analysis at the bureau’s laboratory has been named as the head of the District of Columbia’s troubled DNA lab.
Prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the District of Columbia’s crime lab, saying they’ve found errors in some results.
Maryland’s highest court has ruled that criminal defendants cannot present evidence of DNA matches to other suspects at trial unless the results have been confirmed by more testing.
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.
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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.
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.
Children with a certain genetic marker are more likely to play violent video games and watch violent TV shows and movies.
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.
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.