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Racism May Accelerate Aging in African American Men

By University of Maryland A new University of Maryland-led study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination and who had … Continue reading

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Fronczak missing Chicago boy case: FBI reopens probe

It comes after DNA tests showed that the child returned to the missing baby’s parents is not their son. Paul Fronczak, 49, was raised by Chester and Dora Fronczak after detectives found him abandoned in New Jersey in 1965. But he … Continue reading

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NIH finally makes good with Henrietta Lacks’ family — and it’s about time, ethicist says

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U.S. reviewing 27 death penalty convictions for FBI forensic testimony errors

By Spencer S. Hsu An unprecedented federal review of old criminal cases has uncovered as many as 27 death penalty convictions in which FBI forensic experts may have mistakenly linked defendants to crimes with exaggerated scientific testimony, U.S. officials said. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court OKs patenting of human DNA if synthetic

In a first of its kind ruling on human genes, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday decided that synthetically produced genetic material can be patented but naturally occurring DNA extracted from the human body cannot. The nine justices handed … Continue reading

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30 Years Later, Freedom in a Case With Tragedy for All Involved

The Innocence Project has successfully proven that Phillip Bivens and Bobby Ray Dixon did not commit. How many others are serving prison time for crimes they did not commit? How many others were coerced to admit to crimes by police detectives who … Continue reading

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Is that all? Is all forgiven?

I wrote this originally in December, 2009 and posted it to my original blog site. With the recent release of Raymond Towler this month after spending 30 years in prison for a crime DNA tests proved he did not commit, … Continue reading

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