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NY Times Calls for DNA Test to Exonerate Death Row Inmate

SAN QUENTIN (KPIX 5) — A new report is intensifying the push to give a death row inmate who has been sitting in San Quentin for decades a new DNA test. 616 more words

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California Newborn DNA Database Shocks Parents

SACRAMENTO (CBS13)– DNA is back in the spotlight, cracking cold cases. But questions are being raised after the state spent decades collecting the DNA of infants without parents realizing it. 305 more words

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Episode 6: Helping younger generations become aware of DNA

Back when we were in high school, we learned what was known about DNA through boring textbooks and lectures. Thankfully for today’s high school students, there’s a new way to become aware of DNA. 53 more words

Tamale Tips and Guacamole Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Tamale Tips and Guacamole Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

If my son were a dog, he’d be a mutt. Irish, Italian, and Mexican on my side, and German, English, and a few other Waspy ethnicities on Tony’s side. 1,175 more words

Birthmothers

Cyber Saturday—What Readers Had to Say About My Rejection of DNA Testing

Good morning and happy cyber Cinco de Mayo, dear readers.

I received an abundance of thoughtful responses to my essay on rejecting consumer DNA tests… 494 more words

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Domestic Cats and Forensics

Factoid: One 15-pound cat can generate almost half a pound of cat hair in your home each year.

You can’t avoid getting some of that on your clothing. 2,065 more words

Feline Friday

Oregon State Police: Forensic Division Has Taken Appropriate Steps to Address Oregon’s Sexual Assault Kit Testing Backlog

Report Highlights

Oregon State Police (OSP) has taken appropriate steps to manage an influx of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kits sent by local law enforcement agencies after Melissa’s Law passed in 2016, including adding staff and equipment, changing how they prioritize the testing of DNA evidence, and using more efficient technologies for DNA processing. 349 more words

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