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Brianna’s Law has matched more than 1,000 arrestee DNA samples to crimes

Brianna’s Law – passed in Nevada in 2013 in honor of a 19 year old Brianna Denison who was raped and murdered – requires collection and database entry of DNA from people arrested for […]

DNA Evidence Sheds Light on Mystery of Egyptian Mummies

Written by Lauren Tomaselli, pgEd’s Director of Curriculum and Training

DNA testing was used to verify that two ancient Egyptian mummies buried together were half-brothers. The pair, called the Two Brothers, was found in a […]

In the News: How alcohol may cause cancer

For many years, public health research has found a link between high levels of alcohol consumption and many types of cancer. A recent study done on mice sheds additional light on how drinking and […]

In the News: Developing personalized therapy using animal models

In a recent article in The Atlantic, journalist Ed Yong writes about efforts by researchers in Wisconsin to enlist the help of pigs in hopes of advancing personalized medicine. The scientists are planning to […]

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