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Do We Need A Better Way To Address False Convictions?

As I read A Botched Trial Leads To $30 Million Judgment For Nebraska County That Can’t Pay (Washington Post), I was struck that the story sought sympathy for the county (Gage County, Nebraska) rather than for the six wrongfully convicted people who filed the lawsuit. In short: 68-year-old Helen Wilson was murdered in 1985 by[…]

DNA Can’t Kill You. Oh Wait.

Sadly, I’m not making this up. Eighty percent of Americans surveyed said the government should put warning labels on foods that contain DNA. “WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a[…]

ITN: Supreme Court Says Yes To DNA Acquisition

Categories: Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.06.05

In The News: On DNA, Supreme Court goes too far (LA Times editorial) In The News: In split with state policy, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sees “Big Brother” in Supreme Court DNA ruling (Dallas News) Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that it’s okay for law enforcement to take DNA samples from arrested suspects and[…]

ITN: Using DNA For Information Storage

Categories: InTheNews, Science
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Published on: 2013.01.24

In The News: Human DNA Could Store 100 Million DVDs Worth of Data (Cleveland Leader) In The News: Your DNA can store information from a million CDs, researchers say (FOX News) It’s up to you: which headline writer got the math wrong? (Because “a million CDs” is about an eighth of a percent of “100[…]

ITN: Breakthrough for Cancer Treatment?

Categories: Health, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.01.21

In the News: Fresh twist to the DNA story signals major cancer breakthrough (The Independent) Quadruple DNA helix discovered in human cells (New Scientist) ‘Quadruple helix’ DNA seen in human cells (BBC News) Scientists have apparently discovered a DNA structure that could be related to cancer and its spread through the body. Some believe that[…]

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