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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.

03/03/2015

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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.

01/25/2015

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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.

07/26/2014

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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.

04/06/2014

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.

02/22/2014

Researchers say a genetic mutation may slow metabolism and increase appetite. (Getty Images)

“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.

10/25/2013

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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 […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2013

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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.

04/20/2013

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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.

10/15/2012

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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 […]

WAOK-AM–09/12/2012

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