If attendees at the Minnesota State Fair aren’t too busy revelling in the performances of Kiss or “Weird Al” Yankovic, or enjoying a celebrity cow-milking contest, they might just try spitting for science.
This week, researchers from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are collecting DNA from young fair-goers and their parents as part of an effort to uncover genetic influences on normal child health and development.
The Detroit News
Mount Clemens — An attorney for one of the defendants in the abduction and murder of a Chesterfield Township man said today he will seek to exclude newly found DNA evidence that linked a bullet fragment to the victim.
Joe Kosmala, who represents defendant Ihab Maslamani, said he will seek a delay in his client’s trial, set to begin next week.
Circuit Judge Diane Druzinski set a motion hearing in the case against Maslamani, 18, of Flint, for 11 a.m. Tuesday. His trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Tampa Bay Online
TAMPA – One in 320,000,000,000,000,000.
That’s 320 quadrillion.
Those are the odds that DNA found on a 62-year-old rape victim came from anyone other than Kendrick Morris, a state analyst testified today.
Erika Smith, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said the DNA samples taken from the day care worker were a perfect match to those taken from Morris.
McPherson Sentinal.com Kansas
Topeka, Kan. — TOPEKA — Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said Wednesday that a backlog in processing DNA samples through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been subsided.
During a press conference Wednesday, Six said that the backlog has been reduced by 70 percent and will be eliminated entirely by February 2011.