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As appalling as it sounds today, the practice of sterilizing mentally ill women and men to prevent them from passing on their supposedly defective genes was routine and accepted across the United States in the first half of the 20th...

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The use of DNA for forensic purposes is long overdue for reassessment. The alleged identification of the so-called “Golden State Killer” (also known by several other nicknames) may just be sparking debates that have been needed for decades, about the law, privacy, databases, and the reliability of DNA evidence.
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April 17 update: SB 1190 was unanimously approved by a California Senate committee, and will next be heard by the...

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What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And...

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On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. This...

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The use of DNA for forensic purposes is long overdue for reassessment. The alleged identification of the so-called “Golden State...

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When 27-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.”...

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In 1987, Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, a couple from Canada, were brutally killed while they were vacationing in Washington State.

On Friday, the Snohomish County sheriff’s office announced that it had a suspect in custody in...

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As appalling as it sounds today, the practice of sterilizing mentally ill women and men to prevent them from passing on their supposedly defective genes was routine and accepted across the United States in the first half of the 20th...

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The remarkable sleuthing method that tracked down the Golden State Killer was not a one-off. A company in Virginia is now working with several law enforcement agencies to solve cases using the same “genetic genealogy” approach that led investigators in...

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