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Study: DNA Linked To How Much Coffee You Drink

Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. Now a huge study has identified some genes that may play a role.

10/07/2014

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Family Of Convicted Murderer Hopeful New DNA Evidence Will Prove His Innocence

Lawyers with the Innocence Project say new DNA evidence proves Wright did not commit the crime, but someone else did.

09/22/2014

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New DNA Evidence Gets Retrial For Man Convicted Of Murder

A convicted murderer will get a retrial after new DNA evidence links another man to the rape and murder of a 77-year-old woman in 1991.

09/20/2014

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Jury Deliberates West Philadelphia Kindergarten Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her kindergarten class by a woman impersonating her mother, then taken to a house and abused in unspeakable ways, causing horrific physical injuries.

09/11/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

FBI Computer Expert Testifies In Kindergarten Kidnapping Case

An FBI computer expert testified to disturbing evidence found on the computer used under the user names Christina and Guest.

09/09/2014

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Germantown Man Sentenced To At Least 37 Years In Prison For Gunpoint Rape In North Phila.

A 38-year-old Germantown man has been sentenced to 37-and-half to 65 years in prison for a 1998 gunpoint rape in North Philadelphia.

08/16/2014

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Philadelphia Man Faces Probable Life In Prison For Series Of Brutal Crimes

Lamar Rayson was serving a 32 year federal sentence for carjacking and armed robberies in 2005 and 2006, when DNA from that case linked him to an armed 2004 rape and robbery.

05/10/2014

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Police Use DNA Evidence To Arrest South Jersey Man For Two 1989 Murders

Twenty-five years later, a Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) search revealed a positive DNA match to 51-year-old Rudolph Churchill, a convicted offender from Georgia with a residence in NJ.

03/19/2014

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DNA Of Skeletal Remains Match Missing Philadelphia Woman

Police and family members are confirming that DNA of a severed foot found inside a shoe on a New Jersey beach matches a Philadelphia woman who disappeared last year.

09/26/2013

Local Prosecutors, Critics Speak Out About DNA Arrest Supreme Court Decision

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, endorsing a practice now followed by more than half the states as well as the federal government.

06/04/2013

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NJ Corrections Officer Facing Charges For Sex With Prostitutes Arrested Again For 2011 Rape

A New Jersey corrections officer who was arrested for allegedly stating he was a police officer in an attempt to coerce prostitutes into having sex with him for free is now facing an additional charge, thanks to new DNA evidence.

04/25/2013

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DNA Evidence Helps Solve 1996 Cold Case Murder In Philadelphia

Police are crediting DNA evidence with identifying the suspect allegedly responsible for a 1996 cold case.

04/02/2013

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Temple U. Researchers Discover Key To Heart Failure

Temple University researchers have discovered a key to heart failure which is currently an incurable disease.

03/09/2013

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Deliberations Begin In Kensington Rape Trial

Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of the alleged Kensington rapist, who is charged with raping three women, and a fourth alleged rape during an eight day period in late 2011.

02/23/2013

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New Cancer Treatment To Be Explained At Philadelphia Conference

One of the world’s leading DNA and genetic mapping experts will be in Philadelphia Monday for the Association of Independent Research Institutes national conference.

09/30/2012

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