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Mugshot of Randolph Arledge, who was convicted of a 1981 Texas murder that DNA testing later proved he did not commit. Arledge was exonerated on February 11, 2013. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Corsicana Man Convicted In ’81 Stabbing Death Freed

A 58-year-old Corsicana man walked free Monday after serving years for a crime he didn’t commit — the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural Navarro County.

02/11/2013

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Partial Fix Found In Mice For Genetic Disease

In a promising step against a genetic disease that causes deafness and gradual loss of vision, scientists have partly restored hearing with a single injection to young mice.

02/09/2013

Labels on vials indicate sexual assault case numbers for DNA evidence samples. (credit:  Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Cornyn Pushes Bill To Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

A Fort Worth science center may play a major role in reducing the huge backlog of untested rape kits… that is if legislation introduced by a Texas senator is approved.

CBSDFW.COM–09/17/2012

Bobby Lee Hines (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

DNA Test Confirms Death Row Inmate’s Guilt

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will seek a new execution date for a death row inmate now that DNA test results are in.

CBSDFW.COM–09/06/2012

(credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Company Seeks FDA Approval For Personal DNA Test

A genetic test maker is asking the FDA to approve its personalized DNA test in a move that, if successful, could boost acceptance of technology that is viewed skeptically by leading scientists who question its usefulness.

07/30/2012

A forensic scientist examines clothing for genetic material under an alternative light source in the Forensic Evidence section of a crime lab. (credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Texas Victims Hope For Justice Amid Rape Kit Backlog

Texas rape victims offer support to women fighting for the testing of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. According to some estimates, between 180,000 and 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationwide, despite DNA technology that can swiftly link rapists to crimes.

03/19/2012

Labels on vials indicate sexual assault case numbers for DNA evidence samples. (credit:  Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

DNA Clears Dallas Man In 27-Year-Old Rape Case

A man who has served 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault is due to become the latest person exonerated through DNA testing in Dallas County. Johnny Pinchback, 55, has been cleared as a result of forensic testing.

05/11/2011

The partially exposed skeleton that is believed to be that of legendary Texas Ranger James Coryell. (credit: Texas Historical Commission)

Historians May Have Found Remains Of Legendary Texas Ranger

Even before Texas was a republic, the first Texas Rangers established a system of law and order. One of those men, James Coryell, is the subject of history and myth. Now, archaeologists think they may have found his grave in rural Falls County.

02/18/2011

Cornelius Dupree Jr. raises his hands in celebration in Dallas Jan. 4, 2011.  (AP Photo)

Dallas Man Declared Innocent After 30 Years In Prison

A Dallas man had his conviction overturned Tuesday for a rape and robbery he didn’t commit after serving 30 years in prison, more time than any other inmate subsequently exonerated by DNA evidence in Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–01/04/2011