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How a DNA tech and a genealogy database are helping solve decades old crime – Business Standard

How a DNA tech and a genealogy database are helping solve decades old crime  Business Standard

A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a …

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A murder trial in Snohomish County will change genetic privacy forever – KUOW News and Information

A murder trial in Snohomish County will change genetic privacy forever  KUOW News and Information

Talbott has been living in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Wash for more than a year, awaiting trial in a case that has sparked interest around the country.

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How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case – The Verge

How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case  The Verge

On Thursday, New Hampshire authorities held a press conference where they identified three victims who had been killed by a serial killer in the late 1970s or …

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Ohio Mom Accused of Leaving Baby to Die in Woods in 1993 Allegedly Admits to ‘Similar Crime’ – PEOPLE.com

Ohio Mom Accused of Leaving Baby to Die in Woods in 1993 Allegedly Admits to ‘Similar Crime’  PEOPLE.com

An Ohio woman accused of leaving her newborn to die in the woods 26 years ago allegedly admitted to doing the same with another baby two years before that, …

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A DNA Test Revealed His Grandmother’s Rapist – BuzzFeed News

A DNA Test Revealed His Grandmother’s Rapist  BuzzFeed News

As a black teenager in Compton, California, in the 1970s, Hiram Johnson began to wonder about his father’s fine curly hair, and the light-brown skin that …

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How Ancestry.com has failed African American customers – Washington Post

How Ancestry.com has failed African American customers  Washington Post

When Ancestry.com unveiled an advertisement last month that seemed to romanticize slavery, the multibillion dollar genealogy company was roundly criticized.

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How a DNA database change could make it harder for police to solve cold cases – ABC News

How a DNA database change could make it harder for police to solve cold cases  ABC News

A change to GEDmatch, a third-party genealogy site that’s helped crack cold cases through user’s DNA, may hinder law enforcement’s ability to use the database …

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It’s a new family: They took genetic tests, and the results shook their identities – San Francisco Chronicle

It’s a new family: They took genetic tests, and the results shook their identities  San Francisco Chronicle

The Chronicle heard from dozens of readers with their own stories of genetic testing after it published the account of three strangers who discovered they are half …

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Blackfeet man’s DNA oldest found in Americas, testing company says – Great Falls Tribune

Blackfeet man’s DNA oldest found in Americas, testing company says  Great Falls Tribune

Darrell “Dusty” Crawford of Heart Butte was surprised to learn how far back his DNA placed his ancestors in the Americas, about 17,000 years. (Photo: KRISTEN …

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Novel DNA technique leads to arrest in 1994 cold case murder of young mom – ABC News

Novel DNA technique leads to arrest in 1994 cold case murder of young mom  ABC News

Through the new investigative technique of genetic genealogy — and DNA left behind on a discarded cigarette butt — police have arrested a suspect in the …