Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic Sen. Rodney Ellis want to require that all biological evidence in a murder trial be tested for DNA before a prosecutor can seek the death penalty.
Doggie ‘doo’ is apparently enough of a problem in some North Texas apartment complexes that DNA is needed. The Northside at Legacy apartment complex is going to “Poo-prints” to keep their residents’ dogs’ DNA on file.
Tarrant County justice officials are posting fewer DNA exonerations than their counterparts in Dallas County.
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.
DNA testing has cleared scores of wrongfully convicted inmates in Texas, hundreds across the nation. Now, it’s helping to clear wrongfully accused dads; and, in a Dallas man’s case, freeing him from jail.
DNA testing has helped to exonerate wrongfully convicted prisoners. Now, it’s helping to release men from having to pay child support for children they don’t believe are theirs. But there is a deadline looming to file.
The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth has cracked a cold-case connected to Chiacgo-area murderer John Wayne Gacy
A Texas House committee is meeting to scrutinize how state DNA testing is performed and consider certifying additional DNA testing centers.
A Dallas man who spent 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault is free after being cleared by DNA evidence. Johnny Pinchback is the 22nd person exonerated through DNA testing in Dallas County.
With some genetic sleuthing, scientists have found a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in the south: the armadillo.
The Texas Senate has voted to strengthen prison inmates’ access to post-conviction DNA testing.
The Supreme Court has ruled that an inmate in Texas can pursue his claims to crime-scene evidence that he says may show he is innocent.