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Alabama Cops Collecting DNA Samples

Off-duty cops in two counties in Alabama spent the weekend collecting saliva and blood samples from drivers at roadblocks.

According to Lt. Freddie Turrentine with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, drivers were asked to voluntarily offer samples of their saliva and blood for a study being conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research


Forced ‘Cord Blood’ Extraction To Track Down Statutory Rapists

DNA strand

Mississippi lawmakers have embarked on a controversial campaign to discourage older men from having sex with teenagers.

[audio:] Starting in July, doctors and midwives in the state will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials will analyze the samples


Supreme Court: DNA Samples OK Upon Arrest

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In a major victory for law enforcement agencies, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can take a DNA sample from someone who has been arrested and charged but not convicted of a crime.

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By a 5-4 vote the court reversed a decision last April by Maryland’s highest court


New Device Enables DNA Analysis in Minutes

Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.

University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture, a Bellevue, Wash., company, have created a device that can extract human DNA from fluid samples in a simpler,


Traces of Human Tissue Found in Meat

ground beef patties

Scientists have found traces of human tissue in meat meant for public consumption, but this poses “no threat” to the consumers who eat it.

It has also been found that only 15% of meat being sold has been correctly labelled, which means 85% of the meat in the market is questionable. The findings were


Horse DNA Found in Burgers


Horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland’s food safety authority (FSAI) has said.

The FSAI said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire.

It said there


DARPA: Super Soldier Research Heavily Funded

Super Soldier

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a $2 billion yearly budget for research into creating a super solider as well as developing a synthetic police force. Working with the human genome, DARPA hopes to manipulate certain gene expressions. In experimentation, DARPA and the military industrial pharmaceutical complex are using natural


Innocent Man Jailed Over Fallible DNA Test

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taking dna sample

“There was a knock at the door, in the early hours of the morning, saying I was being arrested for murder. I asked, ‘what evidence have you got?’ and they said they thought it was my DNA.

“I thought ‘I’ll prove I’m not a suspect’ but it didn’t pan out that


Dale Earnhardt Jr., Congratulations on All The Government Cash!

By now most of us have heard horror stories about U.S. troops being sent into battle with faulty equipment because of budget cuts. We’ve also heard the tales about war veterans not being able to find jobs to make money when they return home from duty. However, there has been one American who has been


Governor Pushes Mandatory DNA Sampling

NEW YORK — New York’s governor on Wednesday proposed making the state the first in the country to take mandatory DNA samples from anyone convicted of a crime, including relatively lesser offenses.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in an annual “State of the State” speech to the New York legislature, said currently DNA was collected


Researchers Investigate if Humans Descended from Mars

Mars Protesters

A team of researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a device that will study whether life on Earth descended from organisms that were originated on Mars and carried to our planet aboard meteorites — a theory that would make all humans of Martian-descent.

MIT research scientist


Spooky DNA Teleportation

A Nobel Prize winning biologist has ignited controversy after publishing details of an experiment in which a fragment of DNA appeared to ‘teleport’ or imprint itself between test tubes.

Can DNA realy imprint its information into an adjacent testube without explanation, or is something else really going on?

According to a team


A Look at the Bigger Picture

By Daniel Taylor – Old Thinker News

Take a step back for a minute, take a deep breath….It’s easy to become cynical in today’s world, especially for those who follow current events and have a desire to stay informed. Too many people are blind or dulled to both the great evil and goodness


N.Y. Pushes for All Offenders DNA

Gov. David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York’s DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use that evidence to solve crimes and exonerate people wrongly convicted.

New York’s law would require adding about 48,000 samples a year to a laboratory


Synthetic Life Research Makes Breakthrough

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell.

The researchers constructed a bacterium’s “genetic software” and transplanted it into a host cell.

The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species “dictated” by the synthetic DNA.

The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but


Intelligent Design Gets Thumbs Up

Imagine finding a planet where robots are programmed so that they can make other robots just like themselves from raw materials.

Now, imagine an alien scientist visitor coming to the planet and, after many years of studying these robots, the alien scientist visitor comes to the conclusion that since science can explain how these robots


Harmful Terahertz Security Scanners Approved

How Invasive is this?

They’re being approved all over the world. The U.S., U.K., Russia, Australia, Europe and now Canada. Scanners which have potentially devastating health effects have received the blessing of Canada’s privacy czar.

They’re being marketed worldwide as the next greatest airport scanning technology. The new scanners will allow airport


Mutation of the Human Genome

Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology.

Scientists have been trying to get an accurate estimate of the mutation rate for over 70 years.

However, only now has it been possible to get a reliable estimate, thanks to “next generation”


Artificial Life in Sight

Scientists are only months away from creating artificial life, it was claimed yesterday.

Dr Craig Venter – one of the world’s most famous and controversial biologists – said his U.S. researchers have overcome one of the last big hurdles to making a synthetic organism.

The first artificial lifeform is likely to be a simple man-made


DNA Framework for new Microchips

Triangular "DNA origami" were made to assemble on etched carbon and silicon Shapes of DNA have been used to enhance the production of circuits for next-generation computer chips.

IBM – International Business Machines Corp is looking to the building blocks of our bodies — DNA — to be the structure of next-generation microchips.


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