Sep 4, 2014

DNA-cleared U.S. half-brothers freed after three decades in prison

North Carolina’s longest-serving death-row inmate and his younger half-brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man. Henry McCollum, 50, hugged his ...

Israeli soldier's death proven by DNA samples from tunnel

Aug 4, 2014

Israeli soldier's death proven by DNA samples from tunnel

The Israeli army on Sunday confirmed the death of missing Lt. Hadar Goldin by checking the DNA of parts of his body that were found in a tunnel. Goldin was listed as missing in action on Friday following a deadly incident in southern Gaza ...

Police find body of fugitive South Korea ferry owner

Jul 22, 2014

Police find body of fugitive South Korea ferry owner

South Korean police say they’ve found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April’s ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing. Police officer Wu Hyung-ho told a televised news conference Tuesday that the body was found at a ...

Jul 11, 2014

Pros and cons of genetic testing

More and more nonmedical companies are offering genetic testing services that inform people of their risks of developing cancer, diabetes and other diseases, but customers often don't understand the limits of such tests. Nor do they know what providers may do with such personal ...

Eucalyptus DNA finding raises hope

Jun 21, 2014

Eucalyptus DNA finding raises hope

Scientists said last week that they had unraveled the genome of a eucalyptus tree, gaining insights into its fast growth and adaptability that could one day enhance forests grown for biomass and timber. Eucalyptus is native to Australia, but has become the most widely-cultivated ...

After decades on death row, former inmate returns home

May 27, 2014

After decades on death row, former inmate returns home

Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was recently released from death row on a court decision to reopen his case 34 years after his sentence was finalized, returned to his hometown of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Tuesday. A bullet train carrying Hakamada from Tokyo arrived at ...