DNA

An updated computer-generated image of the unidentified Deer Island girl with earrings. (Image credit Mass. State Police)

‘Baby Doe’ DNA Sent To Lab In Texas For Advanced Testing

Police have sent the DNA to a lab in Texas where advanced testing will be done to come up with a more detailed profile.

07/22/2015

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Epigenetics and Pregnancy

Heredity and genetics determine a number of key traits in offspring. But When genes are mutated, or damaged, these mutations can change the DNA code and increase a person’s likelihood of developing certain diseases.

05/08/2015

(Image via Massachusetts State Board Agriculture, 1911/Wikipedia)

Non-Profit Wants To Revive Extinct Heath Hen On Martha’s Vineyard

The future of a bird that has been extinct since about 1932 will be the topic of discussion among researchers, conservationists, and interested citizens on Martha’s Vineyard Thursday night.

07/24/2014

Chemist at State Crime Lab. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: State DNA Crime Lab Explains Delays

Defense attorneys and crime victims say long delays are impacting justice.

03/12/2014

Investigators exhume Albert DeSalvo's body in Peabody. (Photo from BPDNews)

Albert DeSalvo’s Body Exhumed For DNA In Boston Strangler Case

DeSalvo’s body was taken to the medical examiner, where tissue or bone samples will be taken.

07/12/2013

Albert DeSalvo. (Photo by Getty Images)

Albert DeSalvo Body To Be Dug Up For DNA In Boston Strangler Case

Albert DeSalvo’s remains will be dug up because DNA from the scene of Mary Sullivan’s rape and murder produced a “familial match” with him.

07/12/2013

Detective Phil DiNatale investigated the 'Boston Strangler' case.

Detective Never Doubted Albert DeSalvo Was Boston Strangler

Detective Phil DiNatale was one of the key investigators assigned to track the case and now his son is glad DNA evidence might prove his father right.

07/11/2013

Mary Sullivan. (WBZ-TV file image)

After 49 Years, Police May ‘Have Their Man’ In Mary Sullivan’s Murder

Sullivan, 19, was raped and murdered in her Charles Street apartment on January 4, 1964, just three days after she moved to the city from the Cape.

07/11/2013

Katherine Russell in 2007. (Photo courtesy: Warwick, RI Police)

CBS News: Boston Marathon Bomb DNA Does Not Match Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Wife

Female DNA and fingerprints found on a bomb fragment recovered from the Boston Marathon attacks do not match the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, CBS News reported Friday.

05/03/2013

DNA

At-Home Genetic Test Reveals Risk Of Developing Common Diseases

It’s now possible for anyone to dive into the secrets of their DNA with an affordable at-home test.

03/25/2013

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