DNA

  • DNA from toilet leads police to burglary suspect as he forgot to flush after robbing house of jewellery Yesterday

    Albuquerque, NM: Police in Albuquerque say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind. KOAT-TV reports investigators tied Ramon Herrera to the September burglary using DNA left on a toilet. Police say the 33-year-old relieved himself while taking $250,000 worth of jewelry from a...
  • Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA October 18, 2014

    New York: Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy may find it difficult to cope with stressors of daily life later due to an alteration in DNA of a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to foetus, a study says. Newborns of such mothers show lower levels...
  • DNA test of child allowed to prove infidelity of spouse: SC October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: DNA test of a child can be allowed to prove infidelity of a spouse despite opposition from his or her partner, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held, saying that if such test is resisted then adverse inference can be drawn against the person opposing it. A bench headed...
  • Women have outnumbered men throughout history: Study September 25, 2014

    Berlin: Women have outnumbered men throughout human history and made a greater genetic contribution to the global population than males, according to a new study. The study compared the paternally-inherited Y chromosome (NRY) with maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of 623 males from 51 populations. The analysis showed that female populations...
  • New DNA sequencing technique to improve TB diagnosis September 24, 2014

    London: Tuberculosis diagnosis has got a major boost with scientists developing a new approach that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum to detect and characterise the bacteria that cause the disease. Researchers working in the UK and The Gambia, developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis...
  • NIA files supplementary charge sheet against 20 IM operatives September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a supplementary charge sheet against 20 alleged operatives of banned terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM), including Haidar Ali alias "Black beauty", for waging war against the country. In the supplementary charge sheet filed in the special NIA court, 17 absconding accused including...
  • Notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper 'identified' through DNA traces September 8, 2014

    London:Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers in history, has been identified through DNA traces found on a shawl, claims a sleuth in a book out on Tuesday. The true identity of Jack the Ripper, whose grisly murders terrorised the murky slums of Whitechapel in east London in...
  • Badaun rape: CBI not to file chargesheet against 5 accused arrested by UP Police August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that no chargesheet will be filed against the five accused in the Badaun gangrape and murder case. Sources in the investigating agency said that there was no evidence of rape against the accused, but they have not been given a...
  • HC asks CBI to complete Badaun probe, submit report on Sep 19 August 21, 2014

    Allahabad: Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed CBI to complete its investigation into the Badaun murder case, in which two teenage girls were killed after alleged sexual assault, and file its report on September 19. A division bench comprising Justice Dilip Gupta and Justice MC Tripathi passed the order after a...
  • Badaun gangrape: Forensic report out, DNA of accused not found on victims' clothes August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The forensic report in the Badaun gangrape and murder case has given a new twist to the case. Sources said on Tuesday that the Hyderabad forensic report has been released and the DNA of the accused have not been found on the clothes of the victims. Sources added that...
  • Lucknow rape case: UP Police come out with DNA proof July 23, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that the particles found in the nails of the woman, who was found murdered in Mohanlalganj area, matched with the arrested school guard in DNA test. DIG Lucknow Navneet Sikera said that particles matched with the DNA of accused Ram Sewak Yadav and it...
  • Lucknow murder: Police come out with DNA proof July 22, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that particles found in the nails of the woman, who was found murdered in Mohanlalganj area, matched with the arrested school guard in DNA test. DIG Lucknow Navneet Sikera told reporters these particles matched with the DNA of accused Ram Sewak Yadav and it has...
  • Badaun rape case: CBI to seek DNA test of victims' clothes July 21, 2014

    Having failed to exhume thebodies of Badaun rape victims for a fresh autopsy, CBI will besending their personal belongings and vaginal swabs for DNAanalysis at a laboratory in Hyderabad. CBI sources said the clothes and a few other personalbelongings of the victims were collected by the agency from thefamily members on...
  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims July 20, 2014

    Netherlands: Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and friends of the dead huddled to console one another at churches, schools and sports clubs...
  • Identities of 18 Uttarakhand tragedy victims established July 7, 2014

    The results of DNA profiling of the 2013 deluge victims have begun to show results with 18 bodies being identified via DNA matching, the State Police Department data revealed on Monday. According to the State Police Department, 18 of the 191 DNA samples received have been matched. However, identification of deluge...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Blood samples of relatives to be collected for DNA matching June 24, 2014

    For identification of victims of last year's Uttarakhand floods tragedy, Hyderabadbased Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Uttarakhand government are trying to contact relatives of missing persons and obtain blood samples for DNA matching. CDFD had received biological samples of 550 bodies (over 5,000 are believed to have perished...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks DNA match for victim's identity June 20, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team probing riots cases here has collected samples in order to carry out a DNA match to ascertain the identity of an alleged victim in connection with a case related to 2013 communal violence in Muzaffarnagar. The samples of the deceased Shamshad and his son and complainant Dilshad...
  • Malaysia says Cadbury chocolates free from pork June 2, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Islamic body says that Cadbury chocolates have been cleared of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products. The health ministry earlier this month said porcine DNA was found in two varieties of Cadbury chocolates, prompting the company...
  • People are more likely to pick mates who have similar DNA, study finds May 20, 2014

    Washington: Saying 'I do' because of similar DNA? People are more likely to pick mates who have similar DNA a strong reason for tying the knot other than religion, age, race, income, body type and education, a new study suggests. Individuals are more genetically similar to their spouses than they...
  • TM Zeliang to be Nagaland's new chief minister May 14, 2014

    Kohima: Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) leader and Minister TR Zeliang will be the next Nagaland chief minister replacing Neiphiu Rio, a party leader said on Wednesday. "They (NPF legislators) have chosen Zeliang as chief minister after Noke Wangnao (public health engineering minister) withdrew himself from the race (for the...
  • Now, know where your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago May 1, 2014

    In a groundbreaking research, scientists have developed a tool that can trace back the place where your DNA was formed up to 1,000 years ago. The revolutionary Geographic Population Structure (GPS) tool works similarly to a satellite navigation system. "What we have discovered here at the University of Sheffield is a way...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report April 5, 2014

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover Eva...
  • AAP a party with "agitational DNA": Nandan Nilekani March 14, 2014

    Former Infosys founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani, on Friday said the Aam Aadmi Party is not a factor in the Lok Sabha elections and it is a party with "agitational DNA". "I'm confident of winning from Bangalore south, I'm also sure that AAP is not a factor...
  • Photos: When 89-year-old Congress leader ND Tiwari finally accepted Rohit Shekhar as his son and hugged him publicly March 5, 2014

    Veteran Congress politician ND Tiwari addressed a press conference in New Delhi on March 4 after finally accepting Rohit Shekhar, who took him to court, as his son. Tiwari was seen holding hands with Rohit's mother and hugging him in public. ...
  • Following court orders, cow undergoes DNA test to settle ownership dispute January 7, 2014

    Kollam: A local court in Kollam has ordered DNA testing on a cow to settle a dispute over its ownership by two women at Punalur in the district. Based on the court order, the cow was brought to a veterinary hospital and collected blood samples on Monday to be sent to...
  • MP police send proposal to open forensic DNA research centre in state December 31, 2013

    A proposal to open a forensic DNAresearch centre in Madhya Pradesh has been sent to the stategovernment by the police, as it is extremely important toinvestigate crime scenes scientifically to collect evidence, asenior police official said in Bhopal on Tuesday. At an event organised by the Regional JudicialLaboratory of CBI at...
  • Andhra train fire: Family members await identification of bodies December 29, 2013

    One day after an AC coach of the BangaloreNanded express caught fire near Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh resulting in the death of at least 26 people and injuring 12 others, 18 bodies have been identified. DNA sampling had to be done as the bodies have been charred beyond recognition....
  • AarushiHemraj case: Defence tears into CBI's claims October 30, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Trashing CBI claim that Aarushi Talwar was hit by a golf club before being murdered, counsel for dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar Wednesday told a court here that the teenager's post mortem report had not suggested the use of a stick in the attack. Talwar's lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir...
  • Bigfoot may be cross between polar bear and brown bear, claims Oxford scientist October 18, 2013

    The mythical Bigfoot may really exist, but it is just a cross between an ancient polar bear and a brown bear, according to new DNA research by an Oxford scientist. Analysis of supposed yeti hair samples, one found in the western Himalayan region of Ladakh and the other from Bhutan, found...
  • Paternity row: ND Tiwari seeks adjournment of hearing for 8 weeks October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari, who is to appear on October 8 for crossexamination in connection with the paternity suit against him, has moved a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking adjournment of proceedings for eight weeks citing health reasons. In his application, which is likely to be...