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Man who’s DNA was traced on genealogy site tried for murder – Sky News

Man who’s DNA was traced on genealogy site tried for murder  Sky News

A young couple’s brutal murder remained unsolved for decades until investigators tried a new forensic technique.

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Consumer genetic testing customers stretch their DNA data further with third-party interpretation websites – The Conversation – US

Consumer genetic testing customers stretch their DNA data further with third-party interpretation websites  The Conversation – US

New research investigated who uses the wide array of tools available to people who’ve received their own raw genetic data and want to maximize what they …

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Stories

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 to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test – The New York Times

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test  The New York Times

Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks — in exchange for a lot of data. Here’s where that data goes, …

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Software

Houston entrepreneur pivots from DNA dating to a compatibility program for couples – InnovationMap

Houston entrepreneur pivots from DNA dating to a compatibility program for couples  InnovationMap

As Brittany Barreto was developing and promoting her DNA-based dating app, Pheramor, that can establish compatibility in prospective couples using a certain …

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This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial – CNN

This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial  CNN

The double murder trial against William Earl Talbott II represents the first test of the new forensic method.

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Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant – The New York Times

Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant  The New York Times

Should the police be able to investigate your genetic family tree for any crime, no matter how minor?

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Genealogy companies could struggle to keep clients’ data from police – Science News

Genealogy companies could struggle to keep clients’ data from police  Science News

Police probably won’t stop searching DNA family trees to find crime suspects. New restrictions on database searches could spur more fights over privacy.

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Thanks to DNA sleuths, a Jane Doe killed 37 years ago might finally get a headstone with her name on it – WGNO New Orleans

Thanks to DNA sleuths, a Jane Doe killed 37 years ago might finally get a headstone with her name on it  WGNO New Orleans

RENO, Nev. – For 37 years the woman’s remains have been in a lonely, nameless grave at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Reno, Nevada.

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How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer – WPMT FOX 43

How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer  WPMT FOX 43

Curtis Rogers, the founder of the free DNA website GEDMatch, wanted to do all he could to help police solve a disturbing assault case out of Utah. He knew his …

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Software
Ancestry DNA tests ‘could be used to ASSASSINATE people in the future’ – Daily Star – Daily Star

Ancestry DNA tests ‘could be used to ASSASSINATE people in the future’ – Daily Star  Daily Star

So-called “personalised viruses” could be used to subtly kill individuals, or even commit genocide of entire races, futurist David Wood D.Sc. exclusively told Daily …

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Body of woman found in Steuben County in 1999 identified – WANE

Body of woman found in Steuben County in 1999 identified  WANE

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – After 19 years, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department identified a woman found dead in a field northeast of Angola.

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Rapid DNA machines have the potential to change policing, but not everyone in Utah is on board – Salt Lake Tribune

Rapid DNA machines have the potential to change policing, but not everyone in Utah is on board  Salt Lake Tribune

Two printer-size machines stored at the Utah Attorney General’s Office can process DNA evidence in two hours, instead of the days or weeks a laboratory …

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Authorities say genealogy could help solve a Lawrence County cold case – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Authorities say genealogy could help solve a Lawrence County cold case  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

On February 19, 2000, the skeletal remains of an adult man covered by two wooden planks were found in a remote area in Lawrence County.

Stories
Mum helps clear her own daughter’s ‘killer’ after investigating the case herself – Mirror Online

Mum helps clear her own daughter’s ‘killer’ after investigating the case herself  Mirror Online

Carol Dodge, 42, believed Christopher Tapp was wrongly convicted of her 18-year-old daughter Angie’s murder and decided to launch her own probe.

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DNA Testing Creates Wrenching Dilemmas for the Family Historian – The Wall Street Journal

DNA Testing Creates Wrenching Dilemmas for the Family Historian  The Wall Street Journal

With home testing now ubiquitous, keepers of the family tree are forced to juggle the privacy of close relatives with the needs of newly discovered kin; ‘I am sorry …

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In Sadie Roberts-Joseph killing, attorney wants to know if suspect’s DNA was planted on her body – The Advocate

In Sadie Roberts-Joseph killing, attorney wants to know if suspect’s DNA was planted on her body  The Advocate

An attorney for the man accused of killing Sadie Roberts-Joseph is now questioning whether it’s possible police could have illegally seized his DNA and planted …

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Worldwide DNA Testing Services Market 2019: Market Size Analysis and Forecast by Regions, Type and Application – Boston Life News

Worldwide DNA Testing Services Market 2019: Market Size Analysis and Forecast by Regions, Type and Application  Boston Life News

Global “DNA Testing Services Market” (2019-2025) research report analyzed the current state in the definitions, classifications, applications, and industry chain …

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Deer DNA is Revealing Its Secrets After Genome Study – Wide Open Spaces

Deer DNA is Revealing Its Secrets After Genome Study  Wide Open Spaces

A deep scientific look at deer DNA, and specifically antler development, may reveal the cures for osteoporosis and be a lead on beating cancer.