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DNA Lab Reduces Testing for Missing People Amid Funding Woes

By Jaime Dunaway | Aug 25
Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky.

Expanded DNA Testing Leads to Charges in 1990s Slayings

By Frank Eltman and Tom Hays | May 10
Since the "all crimes" database was created in 2012, the number offender genetic profiles in New York's files has risen from 453,520 to 618,712 in 2016.

Inmate May Be Freed After DNA Raises Doubts in Ohio Slaying

Apr 21
A man who has spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for his girlfriend's slaying but maintains his innocence could be released soon after the new county prosecutor in Cleveland asked a court to void his conviction.

FDA Tells 23andMe to Halt Sales of Genetic Test

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 26
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

Gene Scans Solve Mystery Diseases in Kids, Adults

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 4
Scientists have show they can solve a quarter of the mystery cases with strange symptoms by decoding the patients’ genes.

UK Police Accused of Wrongly Taking DNA of Gay Men

By Raphael Satter | Jan 17
British police have been accused of wrongly taking a DNA sample of a gay man after he was jailed and expelled from the army for having sex with a male squad mate 30 years ago.

Walgreen to hold off selling genetic test kits

May 13
The largest U.S. drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., says it is holding off selling genetic testing kits at its stores after the Food and Drug Administration raised concerns with the kits’ manufacturer.

Genetic tests for UK asylum seekers draw criticism

By Maria Cheng | Nov 5
Britain is using genetic tests on some African asylum seekers in an effort to catch those who are lying about their nationality, drawing criticism from scientists and provoking outrage from rights groups.

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