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Idaho Man Cleared on Rape, Resentenced in 1996 Murder, Released from Prison

NewsChris Tapp was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge, brutally slain in her Idaho Falls …

Crime

New forensics lab set to bring DNA analysis to international levels

Work on €60 million facility to begin later this year in Co Kildare

Crime

Forensics: Germany considers wider use of DNA evidence in criminal cases

The country may lift its ban on the analysis of gene-coding regions in DNA samples.<p>Behind closed doors this week, the German federal justice ministry …

Genetics

Idaho man who didn't match DNA from killing is freed

By , Associated Press | Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 @ 5:32pm<p> 5 photos<p>0<p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder …

Crime

Reproductive technology’s future is incredible — and questionable

Imagine a world where parents can give birth to superbabies with bones so strong they’re impervious to a surgical drill and a heart less prone to …

Genetics

Rare shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in recalled Texas beef

Almost 37 tons of Texas beef was recalled Sunday after sampling was positive for the rare E. coli O103.<p>Waco-based H & B Packing Co., Inc. issued the …

Flu

Poaching is one of the world's worst problems. | M-Vac Systems, Inc

Poaching is one of the world's worst problems. The M-Vac is an answer.<p>Poaching any animal is criminal and inhumane, but killing animals only for …

Extinction

NatGeo to pay for DNA analysis in Brazos County cold case, create documentary

National Geographic Explorer has paid to analyze DNA found under the fingernails of a local woman brutally slain in 1981, helping the Brazos County …

Crime

RIP Robert Kovack

DNA tests on human remains found near the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia confirmed that the remains belonged to Robert Leroy Kovack (24). …

Crime

Will the Trump administration tackle junk science?

Forensic science is in the middle of an upheaval.<p>NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — “If you see something bad happening, you need to say something.”<p>This …

Government

Man Arrested after Police Use Mannequin to Lure Suspect in Homeless Killings

A hunt for the killer of two sleeping homeless men in Las Vegas led to an unusual attempted murder charge Tuesday and a legal debate about criminal …

Crime

More than 20 tons of veal recalled for rare Shiga toxin E coli

Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. in Creston, OH, has recalled 40,680 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with<i></i> the rare E. coli O103, …

Flu

I.M. Healthy soy nut butter linked to E. coli outbreak

A multi-state E. coli outbreak is likely a result of contaminated I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter and consumers should avoid eating the product …

Flu

Stir fry product recalled for possible Listeria contamination

Fresno-based Versa Marketing Inc. has recalled 4,089 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir fry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria …

Health

Bushwick Beheading Suspect Could Be Serial Killer: NYPD

BROOKLYN, NY — The Bushwick man charged in connection with murdering and dismembering two young Bushwick teens in 2004 and 2005 could be responsible for two other killings, police said.<p>Police charged Kwauhuru Govan, 38, on Wednesday with murder in connection with 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell's death …

Police: Man who fled to Mexico in 2006 is cold case murder suspect

A Mexican who fled the U.S. a decade ago has been identified as the suspect in the 1997 cold case killing of a 26-year-old Southern Californian woman, police said.<p>Cops believe college student Sunny Sudweeks was raped and strangled to death when an intruder broke into her home in Costa Mesa home …

Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again

Home > Case News > Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again<p>I guess there is no “two strikes you’re out?”<p>Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery has announced …

Flu

Another 130 cheese products recalled for Listeria; FDA gagged

More than 130 additional cheeses and products containing cheeses are under recall because of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese produced by …

Cheese

Va. Beach rape kits get hits in CODIS DNA database

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Rape victims in Hampton Roads are one step closer to justice.<p>13News Now has uncovered the results of newly-tested rape kits …

Genetic Testing

221 with Norovirus linked to B.C. Oysters

Home > Case News > 221 with Norovirus linked to B.C. Oysters<p>An outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C.-harvested oysters is now under Canadian federal …

Oysters

Beware of "Visitors" bearing Salmonella

Home > Case News > Beware of “Visitors” bearing Salmonella<p>Ewen Callaway recently wrote in Nature: “Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic …

Salmonella

Almost 100 tons of chicken, Vienna sausage recalled for MSG

To see photos of all of the recalled products, please click on any of the images.<p>Almost 200,000 pounds of Vienna sausage and other chicken sausage …

Eating

Etan Patz – boy on the milk carton – gets justice: Man convicted in 1979 murder

After close to 40 years, a jury has convicted Pedro Hernandez for the murder-kinapping of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has the details. Buzz60<p>A 56-year-old former convenience store clerk was convicted Tuesday of killing Etan Patz, the 6-year-old New York City boy who …

Crime

Forensic DNA profiling might be about to take a big leap forward. Are we ready?

Advances in epigenetics mean incredibly detailed profiles of criminal suspects might soon be reality. Is the legal system ready to use this information?<p>Picture the scene. A detective is addressing her team:<p>“The DNA test results are in. We’re looking for a white male suspect, 34–37 years old, born …

Genetics

Rape victim did her own detective work to find her assailants

In the not-so-dark recesses of the Internet exists evidence of a company known as Efficient Pickup, which purports to teach men how to seduce women.<p>The idea, apparently, isn’t to find The One, or even a special one among many conquests. This is a numbers game, with the word “game” and all its …

Cold case murder of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife solved

Investigators used a controversial DNA testing method to solve the decades-old killing of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Friday.<p>Karen Klaas was attacked Jan. 30, 1976 as she returned to her home in Hermosa Beach. The …

Inaccuracy in DNA report called out at Candace Derksen murder retrial

The lab that conducted DNA tests on crime scene evidence and potential suspects in the Candace Derksen case never disclosed an inaccuracy in one of …

DNA

Irish expert to crack cold cases after breakthrough in DNA profiling

The genetic test is currently being employed to crack some of Ireland's most serious unex­plained crimes.<p>The technology - known as Y-STR DNA …

Genetics

Study: Texas Has About 313K Human Trafficking Victims

There are about 313,000 people in Texas who have been forced into prostitution or some other sort of work, researchers estimate in what they say is …

Texas

Garland Triple Homicide Case: First Two Weeks of Trial Highlighted by Forensic Evidence

A burning barrel, a broken lock, bloody footprints and more were presented as evidence by the prosecution during the first two weeks of Douglas …

Crime