| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:01 PM
While the Supreme Court’s decision to forbid patents on human genes knocked out Myriad Genetics' long-guarded patent on two genes linked to breast cancer, the Utah-based company’s stock still rose soon after the news broke. That bit of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.
23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:31 PM
A former professional boxer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the 1987 slaying of his manager, Los Angeles police said.
An LAPD-FBI fugitive task force took Exum Speight, 50, into custody at his San Fernando home Wednesday morning, a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Authorities are looking for a serial rapist they believe sexually assaulted and robbed at least 30 victims at spas and massage parlors across Southern California, Riverside police said Wednesday.
The investigation into the attacks -- which began at...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Authorities revealed Wednesday that they believe a serial rapist is responsible for at least 30 “extremely violent” sexual assaults and robberies at massage parlors across Southern California.
The man is suspected in the string of attacks...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:01 AM
He hasn't been caught yet, but a rapist wanted in at least 30 "extremely violent" sexual assaults and robberies at Southern California massage parlors has been charged with 31 felonies.
The charges filed by the Riverside County district attorney's...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The death of a 15-year-old suspected car thief who vanished during a police pursuit in 2011 has been confirmed after authorities successfully matched his DNA to a jawbone found along a riverbed in Northern California, officials said.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The always quotable Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at House Republicans the other day, referring to them as “this Neanderthal crowd” for having resisted speedy reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. His crack certainly...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:46 PM
New DNA evidence has linked a suspected kidnapper and rapist to the death of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found in a Redlands orange grove, police said Thursday.
Sylvia Marie Flores was last seen alive at a San Bernardino gas station shortly...
| Aug 30, 2013
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed in the New York Times about getting a double mastectomy after learning that she was at risk of getting breast cancer struck a chord with fellow celebs as well as with Los Angeles Times staffers Anna Gorman and Paul Whitefield,...