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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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American Chemical Society Opens Meeting in Philadelphia

Thousands of scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and inventors from across the country and around the world are converging in Philadelphia for a national meeting that is the city’s largest convention of the summer.

08/19/2012

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Police Hold Public Event To Help Identify The Fairmount Rapist

For nine years now, he’s been out there lurking. And for the last several years, police in Philadelphia have taken a day to remind people about the Fairmount rapist.

05/05/2012

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Mitochondria May Hold The Secret To Aging

You may remember the mitochondria was called the power-pack of the cell, providing energy. But, it could also help to cause a decline in muscle mass, hearing loss, and other aspects of aging.

03/07/2012

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Father Can Pass Risk For Heart Disease To Son

New research indicates an increased risk for coronary artery disease can be passed genetically from father to son on the male Y chromosome.

02/15/2012

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Law Professor Not Surprised By Differing Accounts Of Old City Beating Death

Philadelphia police say they are 100% sure that they have the right suspects in custody in the beating death of Kevin Kless earlier this month near Independence Mall. But initial descriptions were way off.

01/25/2012

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Genome Research May Lead To Test For Ovarian Cancer

A newly identified ‘myelation’ site in DNA may lead to a test for ovarian cancer.

12/16/2011

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