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How your at-home DNA test results could solve cold cases

For the past few decades, forensic DNA matching techniques have been used to make direct matches between a sample taken at a crime scene and a suspect who has been identified in a database. “But if you didn’t get a match, the DNA couldn’t tell you anything else,” said Ellen Greytak, director of bioinformatics at Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA technology company based in Reston, Virginia. “What we’re doing at Parabon is essentially saying: There’s a lot more information in DNA.”

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U.S. officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

The food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce is over. U.S. health officials said Wednesday there haven’t been any new illnesses reported for a month. Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce grown in central and northern California was the likely source.
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New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed – and a new friendship they never expected.
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Dem-led House moves to join health care law case

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans.