New DNA Standards Could Lead To Thousands Of Texas RetrialsThousands of old Texas cases could go to trial a second time now that crime labs nationwide have changed the way they analyze DNA evidence.
State Vows To Contest Ruling For Convicted KillerThe state plans to challenge a ruling that a man serving two life sentences for two murders can have DNA testing in one case.
State Bill Would Require DNA Testing For Death Penalty 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.
Plano Apartment Pooch Poop To Be DNA Tested To Clean Up YardDoggie '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 Posts Fewer DNA Exonerations Than Dallas CountyTarrant County justice officials are posting fewer DNA exonerations than their counterparts in Dallas County.
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.
Man Jailed For Child Support For Baby That Wasn't HisDNA 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 Test Deadline Nears For Texas DadsDNA 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.
UNT Scientists Help Close Books On John Wayne Gacy Cold CaseThe UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth has cracked a cold-case connected to Chiacgo-area murderer John Wayne Gacy
Texas House Committee Analyzes State's DNA TestingA Texas House committee is meeting to scrutinize how state DNA testing is performed and consider certifying additional DNA testing centers.
Dallas Man Freed After DNA Evidence Cleared HimA 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.
DNA Tests Link Armadillo To LeprosyWith some genetic sleuthing, scientists have found a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in the south: the armadillo.