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Food Distributor Adopts Technology For DNA-Traceable Beef

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 07.26.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. -- First came organic, then free-range, then local. Now discerning diners with a penchant for spending a premium to know where food come...

Will Guzzardi

Newly Passed Bill Expands DNA Collection To Those Presumed Innocent | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

If Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs House Bill 3238, recently sent to his desk by the state legislature, it will mark a turning point in the national...

FBI Want Unabomber's DNA In Puzzling Poison Case

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The FBI has requested a DNA sample from "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation into the 1982 deaths of seven Chicago-area p...

Police Use DNA Evidence To Find Bike Thief

River Forest, IL Patch | Casey Cora | Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

A Berwyn man has been charged in connection with a River Forest garage burglary after DNA evidence from a bloody drape linked him to the crime, author...

Why Demi Moore's And Ashton Kutcher's Funny Ads Fall Short

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Star-studded ads are nice -- now let's see projects that actually help people.

The Donald Ducks the Hard Question

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Trump may have a problem of his own. Exhaustive research conducted over the past several days reveals there is no credible evidence that Trump was born on this planet.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Launch 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls' Campaign

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.10.2011 | Impact

The Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA), founded by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, launches its "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" interactive video campaign thi...

Literature Leaps into the 22nd Century, Lands Awkwardly

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

As scientists improve their ability to manipulate the genome, will a market might emerge for people who want to imprint quotes into their own DNA, or even their children's, as a sort of genetic tattoo?

8 Surprising Facts To Put The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate To Rest

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!

When Did Convicting the Guilty Become More Important Than Exonerating the Innocent?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

To foreclose evidence that might prove innocence is not in keeping with the duty of prosecutors. The same vigor that goes into convicting the guilty should be exerted in exonerating the innocent.

Julia Roberts Isn't a Roberts

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Earlier this week, at the US-Ireland Alliance's "Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film" event, Julia Roberts presented Paul Rudd with an "Honorary I...

Michele Bachmann Versus Michelle Obama: A View of the Nanny State War

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Are Ron and Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin on the side of employers? Or are they on the side of Americans who, the Tea Partiers argue, have a birthright to engage in any personal behavior they wish to do as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else?

A Sour Twist In Story Of Reunited Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

What was once a heart warming story has now gone cold. After being reunited with her family for the first time in 23 years, Carlina White has retur...

Baby Kidnapped In 1987 Reunited With Family

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More than two decades ago, a newborn sick with fever was snatched from a New York City hospital, her frantic mother returning to the ...

Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

Stop eating dangerous genetically modified foods! That's the upshot of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's position paper released today.

Combat in Our Genes?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Born soldiers may say they have "combat in our genes" -- but a new report suggests the Pentagon may want to give the phrase whole new meaning by turning DNA into the next military battleground.

DNA Shows Texas Man Innocent After 30 Years In Prison

AP | JEFF CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DALLAS — A Texas man declared innocent Tuesday after 30 years in prison had at least two chances to make parole and be set free – if only ...

Made In The Image Of God: The Theological Implications Of Human Genomics -- Part 1

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

Do new discoveries in human genomics have any significance for the dialogue between science and religion in general, or for our sense of human uniqueness in particular?

Contagious Transcendence--The Christmas Truce of 1914

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven and Michael Meloan

A mysterious peace swept across the Western Front on Christmas Eve 1914. The Western Front, during World War I, was a system of trenches lined by woo...

Did I Marry My Cousin?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Smolenyak

I was delighted this week when NBC announced the celebrities for the next season of Who Do You Think You Are?, the popular celebrity roots show (in ca...

Overcoming Genophobia

Misha Angrist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Misha Angrist

DNA in a test tube is prosaic: the "stuff of life" looks a lot like what emerges from a child's runny nose. But there has long been something taboo in that tube.

Personalized Medicine Is Becoming a Reality

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Personalized medicine has been making steady advances with researchers and physicians, and perhaps a bigger indicator, is now influencing the business model of major drug companies.

Into Uncommitted Sex? It May Be in Your Genes

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Recent research out of State University of New York at Binghamton, published in PloS One, suggests that a person's DNA may be to blame when it comes to infidelity and sexual promiscuity.

Daddy by Default by Author, Pat Tucker

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera


PHOTOS: RADIO: Karen Elson, Nobel-Prize Winners And Mad Men, All On KCRW's October Top Ten

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From interviews with the creators of Mad Men and writers like Mario Vargas-LLosa, to live musical appearances on their Morning Becomes Eclectic music ...