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DNA Helps Solve Curious Case Of Extinct Carnivore

Posted 03.05.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/05/2013 11:40 AM EST on LiveScience The mystery surrounding the origin of a wolflike preda...

Remixing Science: Raquel Cepeda's Bird of Paradise

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Dr. David J. Leonard

Bird of Paradise is a story of Raquel Cepeda's relationship with her father, which is difficult and complex, beautiful and inspiring.

A Recipe For Life: 4 Ways To Change Your DNA

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Reasonable lifestyle changes make a huge difference in living longer, healthier lives, and are simpler than you think. Like I tell my clients, it's the small changes that add up to a winning recipe.

FOR SALE: Celebrated Scientist's Nobel Prize Medal

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 01:31 PM EST on LiveScience Sixty years after the discovery of DNA's spiraling, lad...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tiny Solution For Big Oil Problem? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

"Directed evolution" may save our polluted planet. At least, chemical engineer Dr. Frances Arnold sees it that way. The recent National Medal of T...

Self-Assembling Molecules May Hint At Origin Of Life

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By Robert F. Service A pair of RNA-like molecules can spontaneously assemble into gene-length chains, chemists in the United States and Spain report...

Identical Twins' DNA Evidence: Who Committed Rapes?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

A series of rapes in Marseille, France, has generated a rare forensic puzzle: DNA evidence nabbed identical twins as suspects, LaProvence originally r...

Open Up DNA Databases to All

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Over the last decade there have been dozens of reported cases where an attorney has dug deep into the case file and found untested DNA that could exonerate their client. But often when they return to court to ask for the right to test the new evidence they are told judges don't have the power to force prosecutors to re-test.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

How A Strand Of DNA Could Reveal Your Identity

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

Hundreds of people in the U.S. have put their DNA data online, and for medical ethicists everywhere, it's suddenly a problem. That's because in Friday...

Unexpected DNA Discovery May Aid Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

Sixty years after Watson and Crick first described the two-stranded "double helix" structure of DNA, scientists at the University of Cambridge now rep...

3 Gigabits Of Genetic Code

Andrew Hessel | Posted 03.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Andrew Hessel

As awe-inspiring as it is, the reality is that the complexity of fetal development reduces to 3 gigabits of genetic code. We are hardware made from software, code that is elegantly written.

Did British Police Subject This Gay Man To Bizarre Mistreatment?

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

LONDON — In 1983, Stephen Close was arrested, jailed and expelled from the British army for having sex with a male squad mate. Three decades la...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'If I Killed Travis, I Would Beg For The Death Penalty' | David Lohr | Posted 03.16.2013 | Crime

Monday was a day filled with developments in the trial of Jodi Arias. Nude photos of the defendant were put on display for the jury -- and anyone watc...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'If I Killed Travis, I Would Beg For The Death Penalty' (Shocking New Photos) | David Lohr | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

Monday was a day filled with developments in the trial of Jodi Arias. Nude photos of the defendant were put on display for the jury -- and anyone watc...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Confronted About Stolen Handgun In 2008 Video | David Lohr | Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

Prosecutors at the start of Day Six of Jodi Arias' murder trial focused on a .25 caliber handgun that was stolen from her grandparents' home days befo...

800 Rapes Cases Reviewed For Possible DNA Errors

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York City medical examiner's office confirmed Friday that it is reviewing hundreds of rape cases for possible errors in DNA analys...

David Lohr

Arias: 'No Jury Will Convict Me' | David Lohr | Posted 01.11.2013 | Crime

Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial heard a bold statement Thursday that the accused femme fatale made during a television interview. "No jury is...

150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor: Meet Civil War Naval Heroes Robert Williams and William Bryan

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

Under ideal circumstances, living relatives of both Williams and Bryan could provide DNA reference samples to compare against the remains to make the final assessment, but the obstacle is Williams' name.

Do Not Fear Your Genes: Information Is Power

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

As Tom Murphy states so clearly, the decoding of a person's genome doesn't tell them how they will die, but rather how they should live. Yes, this is what we will learn from decoding our genes.

Why Christmas Trees Present Scientists With 'Daunting' Task

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a...

Viruses: Nature's Self-Packing, Nanoscale Suitcases

Peter G. Stockley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Peter G. Stockley

'Tis the season, from Thanksgiving to New Year, when tens of millions of us will travel to see family and friends. What none of us think about during this time is the myriad of invisible virus particles that will be making the trip with us.

LOOK: DNA Photographed For First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

We've sequenced it, modified it for our food, and built billion-dollar companies on it. But until now, no one has ever seen a photograph of it. "It...

The Genomics Revolution

Joanna Lynne Kelley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Joanna Lynne Kelley

In this exciting moment of rapid scientific progress and change, it is paramount that an informed public be a participating partner in the progress of science.

How I Met A Living Cousin In Ireland

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Craig Kanalley

My last name is Irish and I've long been curious about my roots, particularly my Irish heritage, as I never knew my paternal grandfather. When my Dad found a great deal on a trip for one to Ireland, I felt it was tailor-made for me.