Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big political liability. “Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes,” the Massachusetts senator said […]

Senator Creighton, Texas Senate push through Krystal Jean Baker Act to allow DNA samples of individuals arrested for violent felones

Austin, May 23 – Today, Senator Brandon Creighton, as Chief Sponsor, and the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1399, the Krystal Jean Baker Act.  This bill is a top priority for Texas law enforcement to solve cold cases and bring justice for victims of violent crimes.  The bill allows for law enforcement to collect DNA samples […]

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild “trust in government”

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she changed her mind and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans’ trust in government is “at an all-time low” and she wanted to rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke Sunday at her second debate against Republican state Rep. […]

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

LONDON (AP) — DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists from Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of “Cheddar Man,” who was found in Cheddar Gorge in southwest England in 1903. Scientists led […]

US police agencies with their own DNA databases stir debate 

MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of police departments around the U.S. are amassing their own DNA databases to track criminals, a move critics say is a way around regulations governing state and national databases that restrict who can provide genetic samples and how long that information is held. The local agencies […]