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How DNA led to the elusive ‘Golden State Killer’

TAMPA: Detectives used DNA left at crime scenes, combined with genetic information from a relative who joined an online genealogy service, to catch an alleged rapist and murderer who eluded authorities for four decades. The arrest this…

How ‘junk’ DNA plays a role in cancer

Most of the human genome — 98 percent — is made up of DNA but doesn’t actually encode genes, the recipes cells use to build proteins. The vast majority of genetic mutations associated with cancer occur in these non-coding regions of the…

Thai teacher turns to DNA to prove $1m lottery win

BANGKOK: A DNA test will decide the fate of a near $1 million lottery prize after a Thai teacher said he lost the winning tickets which were later claimed by an ex-cop. A bitter legal wrangle unfolded after 50-year-old teacher Preecha…

French mother confesses to killing five babies

PARIS: A French mother was charged on Thursday with murdering five of her babies in a case solved by DNA evidence obtained years later after a brawl between neighbours. Fourteen years after the bodies of four of the babies were found in…