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Baby DNA analysis ushers in brave new world of treatment

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By John Lauerman

Bloomberg News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Kira Walker was three weeks old, her pediatrician noticed a problem. She was frequently hungry and had dangerously low blood sugar for no obvious reason.

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DNA tests ordered in Delmont murder

June 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Convict in 28-year-old case gets wish to have hairs tested.
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Global team looks at wheat’s DNA for ways to improve crop

November 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Considered by some to be the Mount Everest of crop genomes, the challenging wheat genome is close to being scaled.
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New DNA encyclopedia shows complex inner workings

September 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer new insights into the biology of disease. Continue Reading

New London teen charged with theft, caught by DNA evidence

August 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR An 18-year-old New London teen made his first court appearance Thursday on a felony theft charge and a misdemeanor property damage charge for allegedly stealing and damaging a snowmobile last March.
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UPDATE: 3 convicted in 1993 Cub Scout slayings free after judge accepts plea deal

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 5:21 P.M.Three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old Cub Scouts and dumping their bodies in an Arkansas ditch were freed from nearly two decades in prison today, after they agreed to plead guilty to secure the release of one of them from death row. Continue Reading

DNA testing confirms bin Laden’s death

May 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials confirmed today, as the world absorbed the stunning news. Continue Reading

AP sources: DNA testing proves bin Laden death

May 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Two Obama administration officials say DNA evidence has proven that Osama bin Laden is dead, with 99.9 percent confidence. Continue Reading

ELCA issues revised statement on genetics and faith

February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released today a proposed social statement, “Genetics, Faith and Responsibility,” revised some since a draft last year raised controversy among some members who said it rejected modern farming practices such as genetically-modified seed. Continue Reading

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NDSU DNA lab closes over lack of funds

January 28, 2011 in INFORUM

Operations were suspended Friday at a North Dakota State University forensic DNA lab due to a loss of federal funding. Continue Reading