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Study: Humans Genetically More Like Their Fathers

Despite physical or personality similarities to an individual’s mother, offspring are actually more genetically similar to their father, a new study from UNC School of Medicine reveals.


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Man Wrongly Convicted 4 Decades Ago Freed From Prison

For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.


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Study: Humans Just Use 8.2 Percent Of Their DNA

A new study has found that humans use only 8.2 percent of their DNA.


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Experts Decode Germs’ DNA To Fight Food Poisoning

The nation’s disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.


Scientists say resurrected dinosaur DNA could help humans fight certain diseases. (Getty Images)

Study: Dinosaur-Aged DNA Can Treat Gout

Scientists have discovered a new use for ancient dinosaur DNA – a treatment for gout.


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“Hungry Gene” Discovery May Help Fight Obesity

The discovery of a genetic mutation that slows metabolism may help in the fight against obesity, say researchers.


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Don’t Shoot Leroy!

On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques- White we played a video called “Rednecks discuss how to kill Leroy (And get away with it!).” How do you feel about it? We also discussed cops being allowed to […]


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Attorney: Scant Evidence In Miss. Ricin Case

Federal authorities have produced scant evidence linking a Mississippi man to the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator, his attorney says.


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CDC: ‘This Is A Very Unusual’ Meningitis Infection

Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.


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Murder Trial of Flight Attendant Reopens After 17 Years

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man charged with strangling a metro Atlanta flight attendant to death 17 years ago is finally scheduled to stand trial. Jury select was to begin Monday in Cobb County Superior […]