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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



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.


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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.



Genetics Breakthrough Changes Thinking About DNA

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


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25-Year-Old Montgomery County Cold Case Solved

A 25-year-old cold case has been solved. DNA has linked a serial rapist to another attack, this time in Montgomery County. Now police are pushing the importance of DNA collection.


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Md. Police Temporarily Allowed To Collect DNA Samples From Suspects

A temporary ruling from the Supreme Court allows police officers to continue collecting DNA samples from suspected criminals. But that decision may be overturned soon.


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Baltimore County Police To Resume DNA Collections

Baltimore County’s police chief has directed officers to resume DNA sample collections from people charged with crimes of violence.


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Police Charge Del. Man With Killing Church Worker

Maryland State Police are charging a Delaware man with murder in the death of a church worker whose body was found in an embankment in Worcester County three weeks ago.



Man Arrested In Texas In 2003 Silver Spring Rape

Montgomery County police say a Texas prisoner has been arrested in a 2003 sexual assault in Silver Spring.



Md. Man Arrested In Old Boston Subway Assault Case

A 52-year-old Washington, D.C.-area man is charged in an alleged 2004 indecent assault on a then-23-year-old woman on a Boston subway.


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Smithsonian To Create Its 1st Human Genome Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is developing its first major exhibit on the human genome with a $3 million pledge from the philanthropic foundation of Life Technologies Corp.


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Md. Appeals Court Declines To Review DNA Ruling

The Maryland Court of Appeals won’t reconsider a ruling that effectively barred police from collecting DNA samples from people arrested on charges of committing a violent crime or attempting to commit one.