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Obesity And Genetics Study Finds Missing DNA Can Promote Childhood Obesity

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Some children get severely obese because they lack particular chunks of DNA, which kicks their hunger into overdrive, researchers rep...

Sushi DNA Tests Reveal "Fishy" Fraud | Aaron Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[A] team of researchers from Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History ordered tuna from 31 sushi restaurants and then used genet...

Governor Rick Perry and His Texas Death Machine Are In Big Trouble

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Cameron Todd Willingham is now a free man, but unfortunately it took death to release him from the confines of his prison bars.

James Lewis, Tylenol Poisoning Suspect, Gives DNA Sample As Charges May Be Brought

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most harrowing serial murders in Chicago history has moved a step closer to trial, thanks to a tiny smudge of evidence on a 30-year-old Tyl...

James Bain, Florida Man, Exonerated After 35 Years Behind Bars

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BARTOW, Fla. — James Bain used a cell phone for the first time Thursday, calling his elderly mother to tell her he had been freed after 35 years...

Oz And Roizen's New Book, "You: Having A Baby" (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The latest installment of the "YOU" series of self-improvement books, "You: Having a Baby", is full of tips for a healthy pregnancy. The authors, Dr. ...

UK Considers Using Human DNA In Animals

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British scientists begin a new study on Tuesday to consider how human DNA is used in animal experiments and to determine what the bound...

'Doing Good' Isn't In Your Genes, Study Says

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

What makes people help others? Evolutionary scientists have long debated whether our genes have anything to do with behaviors that make us help strang...

Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.

DNA 'Barcodes' Reveal Fake Fish On Menus | By ROBERT LEE HOTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Scaled, sliced and hand-rolled, the eight most marketable species in the tuna genus Thunnus are prime candidates for honest error -- or bait and switc...

Spitting Into The Future

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

There's a cheap way to know the future and it involves popping a little bit of your spit in the mail.

Entrepreneurship May Be Genetic | Josh Spiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you made your first sale while still in diapers and your lemonade stand was a substantial contributor to the family income, you've likely been call...

DNA: The Freedom Fighter (Part III of III)

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

Since 2006, Maine resident Morrison Bonpasse has worked tirelessly for the exoneration of a man he had never met or even heard of until just a few years ago.

Book Review: Giant Molecules: From Nylon to Nanotubes

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Agin

What happened in the 20th century was that the puzzle of life, which had passed from philosophers to theologians to zoologists, finally passed to chemists.

Flicking The Switch: The Phenomenal Circuit Board Of The Epigenetic Frontier

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

There are many myths that surround procreation. Perhaps the biggest one is that a baby will inherit its genetic blend from its parents and whatever winds up in this software code of life is to be endured for better or worse.

Canada: Kyle Unger Acquitted Of Murder After 14 Years In Jail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — A Canadian man who spent 13 years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl in 1990 was acquitted Friday. A judge acquitt...

DNA: The Freedom Fighter (Part II of III)

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

As we countdown the top stories of 2009, for a small group of Americans there's no top-100 list, top-20 or top-10 list. For these few dozen Americans there's only one story worth recapping: their exoneration.

Omarion: The Birth of a Mogul

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

As the airwaves knock to his lead single, I Get It In, superstar Omarion is looking to establish himself as a major force in the industry.

Humans Still Evolving As Brain Shrinks

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Evolution in humans is commonly thought to have essentially stopped in recent times. But there are plenty of examples that the human race is still evo...

DNA Could Solve In 55-Year-Old Boulder Cold Case

Daily Camera. | Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Boulder County investigators are testing DNA that could solve the mystery of the identity of Boulder's Jane Doe, a young woman whose beaten and partia...

Lapses Are the Norm, Not the Exception When It Comes to Our Justice System

Amy Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Bach

Law enforcement agencies work independently of each other, and don't coordinate well as a rule. When problems do arise, they are quick to renounce responsibility. Usually, they blame each other.

DNA Testing of Detained Immigrants Easier Said Than Done

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess And Emily Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seven months after the federal government gave final approval to a controversial plan to collect DNA samples from undocumented immigrants, the program...

Humans Are All Mutants

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology....

Scientists Produce Monkeys With DNA From 2 Mothers

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scientists have produced monkeys with genetic material from two mothers, an advance that could help women with some inherited diseases have healthy ch...

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show

New York Times | ANDREW POLLACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold...