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  • Houston man must pay child support for kid that's not his

    07/22/2017 12:41:29 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 210 replies
    Houston Chronical ^ | 7/21/2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    A Houston man is on the hook for $65,000 in child support for a child that's not his. Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test proving a child his ex-girlfriend had 16 years ago was not his. The test was too late. In 2003, a child support court in Houston ruled that Cornejo owed his ex-girlfriend child support because, she claims, there was no way he wasn't the father.
  • Salvador Dali Still Has Mustache Despite Dying 28 Years Ago

    07/21/2017 10:47:35 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 21, 2017
    Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed for a paternity test and the legendary artist’s famous mustache is still intact 28 years after his death. A woman is claiming that her mother had an affair with Dali and requested a paternity test. If she’s Dali’s daughter, she’ll have a right to the Dali estate. A judge sanctioned the exhumation. Narcis Bardalet was in charge of embalming Dali’s body after the artist passed away in 1989. “When I took off the silk handkerchief, I was very emotional,” Bardalet said, via BBC. “I was eager to see him and I was absolutely stunned. It...
  • Gif and image written into the DNA of bacteria

    07/12/2017 5:06:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    bbc ^ | Paul Rincon
    An image and short film has been encoded in DNA, using the units of inheritance as a medium for storing information. Using a genome editing tool known as Crispr, US scientists inserted a gif - five frames of a horse galloping - into the DNA of bacteria. Then the team sequenced the bacterial DNA to retrieve the gif and the image, verifying that the microbes had indeed incorporated the data as intended. In order to insert this information into the genomes of bacteria, the researchers transferred the image and the movie onto nucleotides (building blocks of DNA), producing a code...
  • The Crisis in America's Crime Labs

    07/12/2017 4:49:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America's government-run crime labs -- and it's not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic. In April, Massachusetts state crime lab chemist Annie Dookhan made national headlines after investigations and lawsuits over her misconduct prompted the state's Supreme Judicial Court to order the largest dismissal of criminal convictions in U.S. history. Prosecutors were forced to dismiss a stunning 21,000-plus drug cases after Dookhan admitted to forging signatures,...
  • DNA Discovery of Ancient Mummies Supports Biblical Narrative of Descendants of Ham, Son of Noah

    06/27/2017 8:49:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/27/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The biblical narrative that the first Egyptian Dynasty descended from the biblical Ham, the son of Noah, as told in the book of Genesis, could well be supported by recent research based on DNA taken from Egyptian mummies, analysts said. (Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani inside a newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017.According to CNN, researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both in Germany, found "unexpected results" when decoding the genome of ancient Egyptians.Their work, published online in Nature Communications,...
  • Mummy DNA May Prove Ancient Egyptians Descended From Son of Noah Exactly as Bible Describes

    06/22/2017 4:54:41 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    BIN ^ | 6/22/17 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    In a scientific first, DNA taken from Egyptian mummies has been decoded, producing unexpected results about the true origins of the Egyptian people. These results confirm a controversial theory that traces the First Egyptian Dynasty back to Biblical Ham, as described in the Book of Genesis. Scientists have long been baffled by the origins of the Egyptian people. Until now, there was no empirical data to clarify the issue. The study of Egypt’s population history could only draw on literary and indirect archaeological references, and inferences made from genetic studies of present-day Egyptians. Based on these sources, most researchers believed...
  • Privacy Concerns Over DNA Tests That Help Discover Your Roots

    06/17/2017 5:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jun 16, 2017
    For generations, cross-referencing tombstones at the cemetery and vital records was required to unlock your lineage. But now, you can easily uncover some of the mystery of your family tree with DNA. Consumers like Larry Guernsey are giving the service as gifts. "I thought it would be a good Christmas present," Guernsey said. The $99 DNA test uses a saliva sample to trace family history. Here's how one company that provides the service, Ancestry, says it works: "A simple test can reveal an estimate of your ethnic mix… like if you're Irish or Scandinavian, or both." For Guernsey his curiosity...
  • DNA Science Disproves Human Evolution

    06/01/2017 6:17:48 PM PDT · by lasereye · 248 replies
    Institute for Creation Science ^ | 06/01/17 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    The Bible describes humans as being created in the image of God—the pinnacle of His creation. In contrast, those who embrace the presupposition of naturalistic origins have put much effort and even monkey business into a propaganda crusade to claim a bestial origin for man. The idea that humans evolved from an ape-like creature was first widely promoted by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in the early 1800s and later by Charles Darwin in his 1871 book The Descent of Man—published 12 years after his acclaimed evolutionary treatise On the Origin of Species. Thomas Huxley, a friend of Darwin, also did much to...
  • Carjacker convicted after his DNA is found on cigarette in the recovered car

    05/02/2017 7:05:14 PM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/2/2017 | Kelly Puente
    SANTA ANA A carjacker from Orange has been sentenced to three years in prison after authorities identified him through DNA he left on a cigarette in the recovered car. Gary Munoz, 30, was arrested, charged and convicted in less than two months, thanks to the county’s RAPID DNA program, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a Tuesday statement. On March 9 at about 3:30 p.m., Munoz approached an idling car in a parking lot off of Imperial Highway in Brea, prosecutors said. A woman was in the passenger seat while the driver was out looking for an ATM...
  • DNA Test for Finding Ancestors Raises Privacy Concerns

    04/30/2017 1:48:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/30 | Christine Roher, Joe Rojas, and Chris Chmura
    The question can’t get more personal. Can you give up the rights to your DNA data? The answer is yes. And Larry Guernsey of San Jose knows firsthand. Family intrigue led Guernsey to buy his wife a DNA test kit from Ancestry DNA. “She’s always been interested in genealogy,” he said, noting that his wife had always wondered if she was part Indian. The $99 Ancestry DNA test Guernsey bought as a Christmas present uses a saliva sample to trace family history. “A simple test can reveal an estimate of your ethnic mix,” says the announcer in an Ancestry DNA...
  • Bennett Greenspan - Are Modern Jews Descended from the Biblical Israelites?

    03/30/2017 12:25:59 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    InTheGripOfTheLamb ^ | 3-14-2017 | Bennett Greenspan
    Bennett Greenspan - Are Modern Jews Descended from the Biblical Israelites?
  • Study: Majority of Cancer Mutations Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors

    03/27/2017 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 16 replies
    biosciencetechnology.com ^ | 03/27/17 | Bevin Fletcher
    While environmental and inherited factors have well-known roles in cancer development, a new study provides evidence that a third, and until this point scientifically undervalued factor, is at the root of nearly two-thirds of cancer-causing mutations: random and unpredictable errors that occur in normal DNA replication. Cells are constantly regenerating, and every time a healthy cell divides, there are about three random mistakes or mutations in the copied DNA. Most of the time these copying errors are harmless. However, occasionally they occur in a cancer driver gene, which is just “bad luck,” study author Bert Vogelstein, M.D., co-director of the...
  • Would YOU choose to live forever? Age-reversing pill Nasa wants to give to astronauts on Mars...

    03/23/2017 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2017 | Harry Pettit
    Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing. The drug could help damaged DNA to miraculously repair and even protect Nasa astronauts on Mars by protecting them from solar radiation. A team of researchers developed the drug after discovering a key signalling process in DNA repair and cell ageing. During trials on mice, the team found that the drug directly repaired DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age. 'The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,' said lead author Professor...
  • House GOP would let employers demand workers' genetic test results

    03/10/2017 8:10:21 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 135 replies
    StatNews ^ | 03/10/2017 | Sharon Begley
    House GOP would let employers demand workers' genetic test results https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/10/workplace-wellness-genetic-testing/ House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results By Sharon Begley @sxbegle March 10, 2017 A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information. Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA. The new bill gets around that landmark law by stating explicitly that GINA and other protections do...
  • Chicken at Subway only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, tests show

    02/27/2017 4:07:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 111 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 27, 2017 | Anica Padilla
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W, Tim Hortons and Subway. Most of the scores were between 85 and 90 percent chicken DNA. Except at Subway. The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 percent chicken DNA and the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki (chicken strips) had just 42.8 percent chicken DNA, according to the CBC Marketplace investigation. ... So what else is in the meat? According to the DNA testing, it’s soy.
  • Police Catch Suspect After DNA Is Linked to Slain Jogger Scene

    02/04/2017 10:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2017 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Cops caught a suspect Saturday in the murder of Karina ­Vetrano, the beautiful jogger whose brutal strangulation last summer — in the high weeds of Spring Creek Park in Queens — had transfixed the city. Officials did not immediately release the name of the suspect, but sources told The Post he is in his 20s and lives in a housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, a neighborhood just west of her home in Howard Beach. The suspect had been on police radar for a while, sources told The Post.
  • DNA Helps Solve Decades-Old Slaying Of Righteous Brothers Singer’s Ex-Wife

    01/31/2017 12:12:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | January 30, 2017 2:14 PM | Staff
    Authorities say familial DNA was used to solve the 1976 killing of the ex-wife of The Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that investigators blame Kenneth Eugene Troyer for the slaying. Karen Klaas was strangled with her pantyhose in her home. Investigators say they collected a DNA sample from the coroner and matched it to forensic evidence from the crime scene. McDonnell says investigators ran a forensic sample collected at the crime scene through a state database and found a familial match to identify a close male relative of Troyer’s. Police in California...
  • New DNA Study Shows Humans Bred With Unknown Species

    01/31/2017 7:14:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 79 replies
    3tags.org ^ | ogden
    oden268 8 months ago · 188k reads New DNA Study Shows Humans Bred With Unknown Species Denisovans interbred with yet another extinct population that lived in Asia more than 30,000 years ago — one that is neither human nor Neanderthal.Updated genome sequences from two extinct relatives of modern humans suggest that these ‘archaic’ groups bred with humans and with each other more extensively than was previously known.The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a member of an archaic human group called the Denisovans, were presented at a meeting on ancient DNA at the Royal Society in...
  • Sheriff: 1976 Slaying of Bill Medley’s Ex-Wife in Hermosa Beach Solved

    01/29/2017 8:43:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | JANUARY 28, 2017 | Larry Altman
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators on Monday will announce that they have solved the 1976 slaying of Karen Klaas, a Hermosa Beach mother of two and the ex-wife of singer Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. The case was solved through the use of “familial DNA,” which identified the killer, the department said in a statement Friday. Detectives, forensic and law enforcement officers will hold a news conference on Monday, the 41st anniversary of the crime. Klaas, 32, was found in her Hermosa Beach home on Jan. 30, 1976. She had been sexually assaulted, choked and left unconscious. In...
  • Science Fact Swallows Science Fiction

    01/26/2017 9:48:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    I began working in what I call Writing Mode which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new book Not too long ago, I began a science fiction novel, which has always been a dream of mine, and since I finally broke through the fiction wall last year with my book, America’s Trojan War, I thought it was time. I even had a plot that had been rattling around in my mind for years. I began working in what I call Writing Mode, which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new...