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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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Md. DNA Law In Front Of SCOTUS Aided 43 Cases

A Maryland DNA law being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court helped lead to 43 convictions over the past four years, but state data shows the majority of the convictions could eventually have happened even without the new law.

02/22/2013

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Remains Found In Md. Confirmed As Those Of Va. Man

Authorities say they’ve found the remains in Frederick of a man who disappeared from northern Virginia nearly two years ago.

02/08/2013

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U-Md. Mapping Tree DNA In Climate-Change Study

The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change.

01/31/2013

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Thomas Enters New Guilty Pleas In East Coast Rapes

A Connecticut man admitted Friday to two more rapes that authorities have attributed to a serial rapist who attacked at least 17 women along the East Coast for more than a decade.

11/30/2012

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Md. Man Charged With 1997 Rape After DNA Testing

Baltimore County Police say they’ve charged a Baltimore man with a rape that happened in 1997.

11/19/2012

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Man Sentenced In 1995 Rape Of Teen Church Worker

A man imprisoned in Maryland has been sentenced to 18-to-25 years for raping a teenage girl in 1995 as she worked in a Massachusetts church rectory.

11/15/2012

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Gov. O’Malley’s DNA Law Set To Be Reviewed By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is now scheduled to review a controversial DNA law which allows police to take samples of suspected criminals before they’re convicted. The law is expected to be reviewed next year and political figures are already weighing in

11/10/2012

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D.C. Man Charged In 2005 Cold Case Murder In Md.

Prince George’s County Police have arrested a man in the 2005 slaying of a Chillum resident.

10/10/2012

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Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court To Look At DNA Ruling

A bipartisan group of 19 Maryland lawmakers is planning to file a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Maryland ruling that struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people charged with violent crimes and burglaries.

09/17/2012

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Genetics Breakthrough Changes Thinking About DNA

“Junk DNA” may play a crucial role and the genome is more like a dance than a book.

09/10/2012

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