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Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens D.A. Says Rape Conviction Underlines The Importance Of DNA Evidence

Andrew Barrett, 22, was convicted of first-degree course of sexual conduct, first-degree rape, first-degree attempted rape, and third-degree robbery, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday.

05/07/2014

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA Announces DNA Links Convict To 2 Cold Case Rapes

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced the indictment of a convict for two rape cases dating back to 1997. Johnny Dupree was indicted Friday on charges of raping two women in Richmond Hill, Queens in separate attacks more than 16 years ago.

01/27/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Shows Washed Up Remains Match Autistic Teen Avonte Oquendo

Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving his Long Island City school on Oct. 4. He suffered a severe form of autism and was unable to communicate verbally.

01/21/2014

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

University Of New Haven Working On Marijuana Profiling Test

The University of New Haven is developing a new process for identifying mold, bacteria and other contaminants in marijuana by using DNA profiling and analysis.

12/01/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Personalized Cancer Therapy

A tiny sample of cancerous DNA could help determine which drugs will work against an individual tumor.

11/14/2013

Yonkers is distributing free kits for parents to collect DNA from their children in the event they go missing. (credit: CBS 2)

Free DNA Kits Aim To Find Missing Kids In Yonkers

On Thursday, Mayor Mike Spano and police Commissioner Charles Gardner announced a voluntary initiative called the Yonkers Missing Children DNA Program.

11/07/2013

Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair (credit: Estee Lauder)

Legal Wrinkle: Anti-Aging Cream Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

At $92 a pop, Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair cream carries a big promise in a little bottle – the youth potion every woman is looking for.

09/03/2013

Brighton Beach Heat Wave BIG DL

Seen At 11: Could A Pill Replace Your Sunscreen?

If you have spent time in the sun this summer chances are you’ve lathered up with lotions, sprays, and oils to keep your skin healthy; but, what if all you needed was a pill?

07/11/2013

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Connecticut Court Approves Forcing DNA From Felons

Connecticut’s second-highest court says prison officials can use reasonable force to take DNA samples from convicted felons who refuse to provide them.

06/17/2013

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Seen At 11: New Technology Can Make It So 1 Baby Has 3 Parents

“The goal is always the same: identify embryos that are unaffected, and are going to produce normal children and only transfer those back,” explained Dr. Rusty Herbert.

03/29/2013

Francis Crick

Christie’s To Auction Off Crick’s Famous Letter About DNA

Christie’s in New York will soon be auctioning off scientist Dr. Francis Crick’s letter to his 12-year-old son, saying he and a colleague had discovered something ”very beautiful” in the structure of DNA.

03/23/2013

New York City Medical Examiner's Office (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

DNA Evidence Error Found In NYC Crime Lab

One employee has been fired and another suspended after the crime lab discovered more than 50 cases in which DNA samples weren’t sent to a state database.

02/01/2013

New York City Medical Examiner's Office (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Currently Reviewing Hundreds Of Rape Cases For Errors

City officials are raising a scary question: are there rapists on the loose in New York City?

01/11/2013

NYPD Crime Scene Unit vehicle (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Scrambles After Sandy Floods Evidence Warehouses

Two months after superstorm Sandy, we are continuing to find out about the extent of the damage. Two NYPD warehouses were flooded out and now the city is dealing with the consequences.

01/02/2013

John Grega

18 Years Later, L.I. Man Who Says He Was Wrongly Convicted Leaves Prison

There was an emotional homecoming Thursday for a Long Island man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. While on vacation with his wife in Vermont, she was brutally murdered and the crime was pinned on him.

08/23/2012

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