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  • Mutation Discovered in Cannibal Tribe Might Stop Deadly Brain Disease

    (NEW YORK) — The DNA of tribes in a remote area of Papa New Guinea may someday help scientists find a way to protect people from certain degenerative brain diseases, including the illness commonly called…

  • Jesse Matthew convicted in 2005 Virginia sex assault

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew pleaded guilty Wednesday without acknowledging he committed a crime, entering an Alford plea on charges that he attacked and molested a woman in Virginia in 2005. The plea in…

  • Obesity could be more about the brain than the waist

    WASHINGTON – A new study has identified genetic markers that could affect our weight from fat distribution to brain processes. The results of the research, published in the journal Nature, found 60 gene regions that…

  • US Attorney’s office in DC sets up integrity unit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia is setting up a special unit to identify and investigate cases that resulted in wrongful convictions. The creation of the Conviction Integrity Unit…

  • Foundations building center to store animal DNA

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A non-profit foundation dedicated to saving rare breeds of animals is teaming with the Smithsonian Institution on a project to preserve animal DNA through cryogenics. Peter Borden, the executive director of…

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