DNA Headlines

  • California taps war-zone DNA specialists after wildfire

    With many of them likely burned beyond recognition, traditional DNA analysis techniques are inadequate, as they require samples to be shipped to a laboratory and take weeks to produce a DNA match. In addition, traditional tools sometimes fail when extreme heat damages tissue samples. As a consequence

  • DNA samples sought in search for remains in Camp Fire

    Hundreds of rescue personnel dressed in white overalls sifted through smoldering rubble and mangled cars, searching for the remains of the victims of California's deadliest wildfire. The Camp Fire killed at least 56 people in Northern California and turned the hardest-hit town of Paradise into ash and debris. In the devastating aftermath, cadaver dogs, deputies and coroners searched the ruins where the town of 27,000 once stood. With at least 130 people unaccounted for and the number expected to...

  • DNA firm schooled in war zones helps ID California fire victims

    By Gabriella BorterNov 15 (Reuters) - The remains of victims charred beyond recognition in the California wildfires are being identified by a pioneering...

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  • New DNA tests under way for mom sentenced to death for murdering two sons

    Darlie Routier was 27 years old in 1997 when a Texas jury found her guilty of stabbing to death her 5-year-old, Damon, but the mom-of-three always maintained that an intruder was to blame.

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  • DNA from Mississippi rape in 2014 leads to arrest of Utah man

    The sexual assault on a bridge in Ocean Springs, remained unsolved for four years, until authorities received a DNA sample from Aaron McMillian of Utah who had been arrested on a drug charge

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  • Police: DNA leads to arrest of Utah man in Mississippi rape

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say DNA from a 2014 rape in Mississippi was recently matched to that of a Utah man arrested on a drug charge this...

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