DNA

AP
February 22, 2019 - 12:35 pm
(California) -- The governor of California has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention. Prison inmate Kevin Cooper is already on death row, after being convicted of the four 1983 killings...
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January 31, 2019 - 2:18 pm
(CBS News) -- Danielle Teuscher's 5-year-old daughter Zoe is one of thousands of children conceived with sperm from an anonymous donor. When Teuscher wanted to know more about her daughter's ancestry and possible health issues, she and other family members decided to get DNA tests from 23andMe and...
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AP
January 10, 2019 - 4:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star's lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday. Attorney Peter S...
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AP
October 15, 2018 - 7:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Responding to years of derision by President Donald Trump and other critics, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released a report on a DNA analysis that provides strong evidence she does, in fact, have Native American heritage. The analysis on the Massachusetts Democrat was done by...
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CBS
September 21, 2018 - 4:54 pm
(SACRAMENTO, CBS News) -- Sacramento police have made an arrest in the case of a serial rapist who terrorized Northern California for 15 years, authorities announced Friday. Investigators used genetic genealogy, an emerging and controversial DNA technique in law enforcement, to identify the suspect...
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August 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Investigators compared online family tree data with crime-scene DNA evidence to identify and track down a suspect in a series of North Carolina rapes from a decade ago, police said Wednesday. One of the lead detectives called the approach, similar to what was used in the "...
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July 06, 2018 - 12:37 pm
(KNX 1070) -- Forty-five years after the killing of a Corona Del Mar girl, Newport Beach Police are using social media and a unique high tech tool to try and show the public what the killer might look like today. Detectives have worked the kidnapping and murder of Linda Anne O’Keefe since 1973 with...
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USA Today
June 22, 2018 - 12:59 pm
(KNX 1070) -- A high profile biotech company, 23andMe is offering to help reunite immigrant families separated at the border by using genetic testing technology. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who represents Silicon Valley, has been concerned that President Trump's executive order ending the...
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Dreamstime
May 01, 2018 - 10:24 am
LOS ANGELES — Officials in Los Angeles say DNA and fingerprint evidence collected at the scene of a brutal 1977 rape and murder of a woman in front of her two young sons has led to an arrest in the case. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Leona Davis had just put her children, 4 and 7, to bed, when...
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Dreamstime
KNX Afternoon News
April 27, 2018 - 3:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - Police hit the jackpot this week with the Golden State Killer's DNA coming up on a genealogy website leading to his capture. But for average folks using those sites, they should be prepared for unwanted news. Many people use these DNA sites because they want to know more...
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