Suspects arrested in Maryland for violent crimes or burglaries will again have to submit to DNA collections, law enforcement officials said Thursday. The announcement came a day after U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. authorized the practice to resume, at least temporarily.
Human Genome, which uses the human DNA sequence to develop targeted drugs, was able to raise its price to $14.25 for sale to London-based GlaxoSmithKline Plc, valuing the company at $3.6 billion. In April, GlaxoSmithKline offered to buy Human Genome for $13 a share, or $2.6 billion.
Following a career season on the lacrosse field in 2012 at The Catholic University of America, Mallory Vogel, a Bel Air resident and graduate of C. Milton Wright, was honored for the impressive work she's done off the field by being named the 2012 IWLCA Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year. Only one honoree is chosen in each division for the award, which recognizes excellence in the classroom and on the field.
An investigation — based heavily on DNA evidence — eventually led to Gregory Leslie Brown's rape conviction and a 60-year sentence, which he is serving at North Branch Correctional Institution in western Maryland. But a decision this year by Maryland's highest court could change all of that.
Profectus BioSciences Inc., a Baltimore-based biotechnology company, won a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of a vaccine for a pair of contagious and deadly viruses.
A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotechnology firms, including many that are based in Maryland, hoping that Congress can deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year.
The mother of a juvenile suspect who admitted this week to accidentally shooting 13-year-old Monae Turnage is being investigated in connection with circumstances surrounding the killing, the woman's attorney has confirmed.
Police in Maryland have stopped collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested on violent crime and burglary charges after being forced by the state's highest court to drop the crime-fighting tool that has led to the arrest and conviction of dozens of offenders.
The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that, in the wake of a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion, it will discontinue collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest from suspects charged with certain violent crimes.
When a high court ruling came down this week limiting the use of DNA evidence, police in the state were investigating 20 cases based on DNA collected after they arrested suspects charged with committing a violent crime or burglary.
Maryland law enforcement agencies continue to collect DNA samples when suspects are arrested for violent crimes and burglaries, despite a ruling this week by the state's top court against the practice.
A stunning ruling by Maryland's highest court prohibiting law enforcement authorities from collecting DNA from suspects before they are convicted could head to higher courts. The Sun's Yvonne Wenger points to a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that upholds such testing in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Maryland's high court on Tuesday blocked law enforcement agencies from collecting DNA samples at the time of arrest for suspects in violent crimes and burglaries, dealing a blow to one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature pieces of legislation.
Human Genome ultimately rebuffed a $2.6 billion offer by biopharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc, saying it was too low – though it has put itself on the market. Catalyst agreed to be acquired by a larger Illinois competitor for $4.4 billion.
Two men accused of robbing a couple at gunpoint as they walked home from a Federal Hill restaurant last weekend have been freed from jail and cleared of all charges by prosecutors who acknowledge it was a case of false identification.
The woman who along with her husband were held up at gunpoint last weekend in South Baltimore was positive she had identified the correct suspects. But after one proved, with the help of video surveillance, that he was in a restaurant at the time, prosecutors were forced to drop the charges.
A passionate group of advocates — including NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and an innocent man who was on Maryland's death row for two years — came to Annapolis Wednesday to argue against the state's death penalty.
Jurors listen to opening statements in murder trial of Dante Parrish, charged with brutally killing a 15-year-old high school student and stuffing the body in a closet of his great-aunt's home. The suspect had just been released from prison after getting a new trial in a previous killing.
James L. Owens Jr., who spent 20 years behind bars on burglary and murder charges only to be freed in 2008 by a DNA discovery, has filed a $15-million lawsuit claiming Baltimore police and prosecutors intentionally suppressed exculpatory information in his case.
Baltimore police are embarking on an initiative with Yale University and the National Institute of Justice to use a device that enables testing of DNA within an hour of collecting samples. It would reduce the standard, 36-hour turnaround time and end a backlog of cases.