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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

Homeless Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Woman In Coffee Shop

A homeless man pled guilty today before a common pleas judge, for the sexual attack of a woman inside a Bella Vista coffee house last March where the woman worked. KYWS John McDevitt was in the courtroom at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center this morning.

10/12/2011

Police

Philadelphia Cop Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman Inside Patrol Car

Philadelphia Police are investigating one of their own after a woman claims she was sexually assaulted in the back of a squad car.

08/11/2011

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NJ Lawmaker Wants Officials To Obtain DNA Samples From Anyone Arrested In The State

A northern New Jersey lawmaker wants law enforcement officials to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested in the state.

06/24/2011

Philadelphia Police stand next to sketch of the Fairmount Park rapist. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Police Remind The Public To Beware Of The Fairmount Park Rapist

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department were out in Fairmount Park on Saturday handing out fliers and talking with the public to remind them to be aware of their surroundings as the hunt for a serial rapist continues.

04/30/2011

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Genetic Engineering To Fight The Spread of Disease

According to a report in the journal Nature, scientists have demonstrated a mechanism that could reduce the incidence of malaria by genetically manipulating mosquito populations.

04/22/2011

Fairmount Rapist

Police Turn To Familial DNA With Hopes Of Capturing ‘Fairmount Rapist’

Philadelphia Police are launching a new, high tech manhunt in hopes of catching the Fairmount Park Rapist, the sexual predator who has attacked four women, raping and murdering med student Rebecca Park.

03/22/2011

(The 3300 block of Mutter Street, where the "Kensington Strangler" suspect was captured.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Sources: Strangler Suspect Confessed; Neighbors Relieved

Numerous police sources say the suspect, linked to the case via DNA, has confessed to the murders of Elaine Goldberg, Nicole Piacentini, and Casey Mahoney.

01/18/2011

Prosecutors Offer Plea Deals In NJ Child Rape Case

Prosecutors have offered plea deals that would drop sex charges against all but one of the six defendants accused of participating in the alleged gang-rape of a 7-year-old girl initiated by her 15-year-old stepsister as their case appears to be unraveling.

12/03/2010

Complex Traits Getting Easier To Understand

Some physical traits, known as complex or polygenic traits, are regulated by more than one gene so studying them and trying to predict them can also be complex.

10/07/2010

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