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Man Indicted In 1982 Md. Murder

Prince George’s County prosecutors say a man has been indicted in a 1982 murder and that a DNA match was key to the case.

09/09/2014

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Embryo Fertilization Could Also Help Stop Deadly Diseases

It could be a promising way to stop a deadly disease–swapping out defective genes with healthy ones.

03/01/2014

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Cutting-Edge Technology Helps Baltimore Police Crack Big Case

Solving crimes in Baltimore City. WJZ goes inside the police department’s high-tech crime lab that helped crack a big case recently.

02/20/2014

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Man Wanted For 2012 Sexual Assault Arrested, Linked By DNA To Another

A 25-year-old man wanted for a 2012 sexual assault has been arrested in connection with another sexual assault and robbery.

02/18/2014

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DNA Closes 9-Year-Old Cold Case; Suspect Convicted Of 2004 Rape

A 28-year-old Harford County man was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary for the rape and sexual assault of an Edgewood woman in 2004.

10/15/2013

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Md. Public Defenders Weighing Appeals In DNA Cases

The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is seriously considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in two cases involving rape convictions where DNA analysts’ reports were used but the analysts themselves never testified.

08/27/2013

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Feds, Family Reach Deal On Use Of DNA Information From Baltimore Woman

About 60 years ago, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital removed cancer cells from a poor, black patient named Henrietta Lacks without telling her. Those cells eventually led to many life-saving medical treatments.

08/07/2013

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Supreme Court Says Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees

Landmark decision. The Supreme Court rules to allow Maryland to continue taking DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes–before they are convicted.

06/03/2013

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Md. Senate Votes To Keep DNA Collection On Arrests

The Maryland Senate has voted to extend a state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees for certain violent crimes.

04/04/2013

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House Votes To Extend DNA Sampling For Arrestees

The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to maintain a much-debated state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees without a warrant.

03/14/2013

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Supreme Court Takes Up Question Of Arrestee DNA Sampling

After being challenged as unconstitutional, Maryland’s DNA collection law is now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/26/2013

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Supreme Court Takes Up Question Of Arrestee DNA Sampling

With DNA testing becoming more common in criminal investigations, the Supreme Court will decide whether police can take genetic samples from people they arrest for crimes.

02/25/2013

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