Stories tagged: DNA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 4:02 P.M.
Idaho man who didn’t match murder DNA freed after 20 years
An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder confession is now free after spending half of his life behind bars.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 9:22 A.M.
UK grants first license to make babies using DNA from three people
LONDON – Britain’s Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 4:49 P.M.
Neanderthal menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain
Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017
To prevent serious conditions, scientists should be able to edit people’s DNA, panel says
Scientists should be allowed to alter a person’s DNA in ways that will be passed on to future generations, but only to prevent serious and strongly heritable diseases, according to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:16 P.M.
Britain OKs making babies from DNA of 3 people in some cases
Britain’s fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using DNA from three people – what it called a “historic” decision to help prevent a small number …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 12:18 P.M.
Prosecutor questions letter clearing JonBenet Ramsey family in toddler’s death
The Colorado district attorney overseeing the unsolved killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey says a former prosecutor should never have written a letter exonerating the girl’s family.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 9:10 P.M.
Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for U.S. West
It sounds like a “Big Fish” story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
U.S. approves GMO mosquito test, but no release imminent
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving final approval for a field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Ancestry puzzle complete for Coeur d’Alene woman
Heather Livergood considered herself lucky when she discovered who her birth mother was last year. She never thought the other half of the mystery - her father’s identity - would …
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 5:51 P.M.
Trial will go ahead for ex-Pasco police officer charged with killing prostitute
The ex-Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute in 1986 will proceed to trial after a judge ruled Friday against his attorney’s motion to drop charges.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 8 P.M.
Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases
Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life
Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
Evidence testing backlog could delay trial, lawyer says
The Idaho state crime lab has completed some of the fingerprint evidence, but DNA evidence must still be processed in the murder case against Patrick J. Nuxoll, attorneys said at …
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 1:21 P.M.
Remains identified as Tacoma man missing since 1968
After more than 40 years, Jefferson County investigators have identified a set of skeletal remains found in 1975 as a man who disappeared in 1968.
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
Your Neanderthal inheritance could affect your mood, skin and smoking habits
It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health.
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015
Korean War soldier’s remains flown to Spokane for proper burial
U.S. Army Cpl. Donald Therkelsen died 62 years ago, 10 days before the Korean War armistice. The 23-year-old medic died two years after marrying his wife, Patricia, and three months …
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Report: Teen’s DNA on patrol car likely from skin
A Spokane Police Department report indicates the DNA of the teenage bicyclist found on the bumper of a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office patrol car’s bumper did not come from blood …
THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015
Spokane teen’s 1987 cold case finally closed after DNA test
Debbie Renn hugged and kissed her younger sister and watched her board a Greyhound bus in Spokane bound for Arizona in 1987. It was the last time she would see …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2014
Sold as a baby, Cd’A woman finally locates family
In a search that spanned most of her life, Heather Livergood has found where she came from. And this Christmas she has the gift of family, including two brothers she …
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
Paleoamerican skull shaped like Kennewick Man yields tribe-linked DNA
SEATTLE – After the bruising battle over Kennewick Man died down, Jim Chatters kept a low profile. As the first scientist to study the skeleton unearthed in Eastern Washington almost …
FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013
Colville police officer wants sex charges separated
An embattled Colville police officer accused of targeting women coming home from bars for sex while on duty wants the charges against him separated, arguing the alleged acts were not …
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
Spokane fugitive arrested in killing
A mentally ill felon from Spokane who has a history of threatening violence and escaping custody was arrested Tuesday in connection with the June killing of a Lake Stevens, Wash., …
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
Starbuck maintains innocence, plans appeal
Clay D. Starbuck says he feels trapped in a nightmare: The mother of his children is dead and he has been convicted of her torture killing. “I didn’t do the …
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
Detective relates exchange with Clay Starbuck
Often smiling as he interacted with his attorneys, Clay D. Starbuck did not appear worried at the beginning of the trial that could put him in prison for the rest …
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
Improved DNA sequencing helps leukemia treatments
ST. LOUIS – Doctors can now view patients’ leukemia from the equivalent of a helicopter instead of an airplane with new DNA sequencing of cancer cells, an analogy described by …
SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012
Genomics entrepreneur Lisa Shaffer opens DNA center for dogs
Someone starting a canine DNA diagnostic center in Spokane qualifies as news. That the co-founder is Lisa Shaffer makes it even more so. In 2003 Shaffer co-founded the successful Signature …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012
Prosecutor intends to try man again on murder charge
A man who had his first-degree murder conviction erased earlier this summer will remain in jail unless he can come up with a portion of his $500,000 bond that a …
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012, 1:46 P.M.
Car may hold clues in home-invasion robbery
Police are hoping fingerprints and DNA samples found on a car stolen in a home-invasion robbery will help them solve the crime.
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012, 2:20 P.M.
TV host’s DNA sample delays Spokane murder trial
The last-minute discovery that a famous TV host and an actor handled a hat worn by a killer sought in Spokane since 1992 has temporary halted the trial of a …
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
TV host’s DNA at issue in Spokane County murder trial
The last-minute discovery that a famous TV show host and an actor handled a hat worn by a killer sought in Spokane County since 1992 could derail the trial of …