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Op-Ed: DNA on old stamp identifies girl's murderer

DNA testing for genetic material on the back of a stamp has once again provided a crucial piece of evidence in solving tough criminal cases.

DNA testing frees OK woman imprisoned 20 years for son's murder

Tulsa - An Oklahoma woman who spent 20 years behind bars after being convicted of murdering her infant son has been released from prison after DNA evidence invalidated the prosecution's case against her.

Dad abandons son after mistaken paternity test

A hospital in Italy has been ordered by local courts to pay €50,000 ($69,000 USD) after a 14-year-old boy's father abandoned him over a mistaken paternity test.

U.S. government security clearance may now include DNA testing

DNA testing is being considered as part of a background checks on security clearance applicants who need to access classified information.

Missing: Amelia Earhart’s bones

Suva - The mysterious disappearance of famous 20th century aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, has taken an intriguing turn. Why are researchers now scouring Fiji for her remains?

The search for King Richard III: Test results expected in January

Leicester - Archeologists who uncovered the remains of a body suspected to be of King Richard III say the test results may not be ready until after the new year arrives.

DNA testing to authenticate Van Gogh still life painting

Amsterdam - The owner of a controversial artwork, 'Still Life with Peonies', might be very rich, after DNA testing of a hair found in the painting is complete.

DNA testing will trace owners who let pooch poop in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - The Jerusalem Municipality will set up a DNA database of over 11,000 local dogs to help eradicate dog poo from the city’s streets. Meanwhile, an Israeli company produces a handy device that turns any offending dog feces into odourless dust.

Florida authorities make arrest in 21-year-old homicide case

Sanford - Authorities in Florida have cracked a 21-year-old homicide case that had long gone unsolved. The suspect was found after a routine computer comparison picked up a DNA match, said the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

Op-Ed: Thomas Haynesworth ― A genuine miscarriage of justice

Richmond - For the past two years, the London-based Reprieve organisation has been lobbying on behalf of convicted murderess Linda Carty in spite of overwhelming evidence of her guilt. So why isn't the name Thomas Haynesworth in their files?

Restaurants look to DNA barcoding to identify seafood

In an effort to combat mislabeled seafood, restaurants are looking at a new genetic technique called barcoding to ensure the identity of their food.

Op-Ed: Hank Skinner execution halted; Komisarjevsky case continues

A convicted triple killer on death row has been granted a stay of execution for DNA testing; another triple killer fails to impress with a sob story.

Indigenous tribe from Peru stops Nat’l Geographic’s DNA sampling

Cusco - Indigenous leaders and local officials have stopped a plan by the National Geographic Society that would have allowed its geneticists to collect DNA samples from the Q’eros, a remote Peruvian tribe believed to have descended from the first Inca.

King Tut Are You The Father? DNA Test Will Tell The Truth

Scientists in Egypt are planning to test the DNA of stillborn children found in King Tut's tomb. They are hoping to confirm that the children were that of the Boy Pharaoh.

Study Favours DNA Testing for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

Dutch researchers have found that DNA testing could be up to 50 per cent more effective then regular pap smears in detecting cervical cancer. By providing earlier detection, the tests could help save the lives of a number of women.

RCMP DNA testing a federal concern

Canada's federal auditor voices concerns over quality and promptness of RCMP DNA testing.

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