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A Dead Baby Was Found in a Ditch in 1981. DNA Helped Charge the Mother With Murder. – The New York Times

A Dead Baby Was Found in a Ditch in 1981. DNA Helped Charge the Mother With Murder.  The New York Times

On a winter day in 1981, the body of a newborn baby was found abandoned in a ditch near a cornfield in Sioux Falls, S.D. He had been wrapped in a blanket.

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Woman discovers shocking family truths after at-home DNA test: “I literally started crying” – CBS News

Woman discovers shocking family truths after at-home DNA test: “I literally started crying”  CBS News

Last Updated Mar 11, 2019 3:14 PM EDT. Spit in a little tube, mail it in, and wait for the results. That’s all you have to do when taking a gene test by the …

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How officials used a new DNA project to identify skeletal remains found in West Chester 4 years ago – Hamilton Journal News

How officials used a new DNA project to identify skeletal remains found in West Chester 4 years ago  Hamilton Journal News

Four years after her skull was found by children in West Chester Twp., the skeletal remains have been identified as that of a local woman, according to the Butler …

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DNA Privacy: Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage – NBC4 Washington

DNA Privacy: Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage  NBC4 Washington

Under federal law, companies are not allowed to use your genetic information against you for things like health insurance or a job. But that protection does not …

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Your DNA can end up on objects you’ve never touched – Science News

Your DNA can end up on objects you’ve never touched  Science News

Two new studies show that even brief contact with another person or object could transfer your DNA far and wide.

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This Nat Geo DNA Test Kit is Crazy Cheap Right Now – Fatherly

This Nat Geo DNA Test Kit is Crazy Cheap Right Now  Fatherly

Today’s the day to get an at-home DNA test kit from National Geographic. See how your geographic origins break down, where ancestors traveled, and how …

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2 unsolved murders from 1970s now linked to 1 suspect through DNA: Prosecutors – InformNNY

2 unsolved murders from 1970s now linked to 1 suspect through DNA: Prosecutors  InformNNY

Two unsolved murders of young women from the 1970s have now been linked to one suspect through DNA and genetic genealogy, according to Northern …

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In a galaxy far, far away, aliens may have eight-letter DNA – like the kind NASA-backed boffins just crafted – The Register

In a galaxy far, far away, aliens may have eight-letter DNA – like the kind NASA-backed boffins just crafted  The Register

Scientists say they have crafted a semi-synthetic DNA and RNA molecular system that is able to usefully store genetic information. It’s hoped that alien lifeforms …

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