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.
“Junk DNA” may play a crucial role and the genome is more like a dance than a book.
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.
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.
Baltimore County’s police chief has directed officers to resume DNA sample collections from people charged with crimes of violence.
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.
Montgomery County police say a Texas prisoner has been arrested in a 2003 sexual assault in Silver Spring.
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.
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.
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.
A Hagerstown man convicted of a 2004 rape in Frederick based on a DNA sample he submitted in Tennessee has
been sentenced to life in prison.
The mother of a 13-year-old Baltimore boy who admitted to accidentally shooting a girl with a rifle is herself under investigation.