November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Releases Video Showcasing DNA Resource Center at Thomas S. Wooton High School

Montgomery County Public Schools has released a video showcasing the DNA Resource Center at Thomas S. Wooton High School. According to the MCPS website, the DNA Resource Center is “the site where a network of teachers, trainers and researchers develop, field test and replicate biotechnology experiments for student use.” The resource center also creates “a […]

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November 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

DNA Evidence Helped to Create Composite of Alleged Rapist

Detectives investigating an October rape have used the services of a Virginia company that can predict a person’s physical appearance and ancestry through unidentified DNA evidence, a Montgomery County police statement said. The statement, released Wednesday, said Parabon NanoLabs uses what is called DNA phenotyping to produce a composite depicting how the person sought in […]

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June 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Turn to DNA Technology to Solve 1992 Cold Case in Comus, New Suspect Composite (VIDEO)

It’s been 25 years since 57-year-old James Essel was killed at the Sugarloaf Mountain Market at 23800 Old Hundred Road in the Comus area. According to police, Essel was stabbed multiple times on March 22, 1992, and the suspect remains at large. Today, police released a composite of what the suspect may have looked like […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Students Learn at Frontiers In Science and Medicine Day (VIDEO)

Hundreds of seventh grade students from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Montgomery Village middle schools took part in Frontiers In Science and Medicine Day at the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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June 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Students Experience Science at Emergent Biosolutions (VIDEO)

Some Montgomery County elementary school students and their families recently got to experience a career in science at the headquarters of Emergent Biosolutions. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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October 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

MCPS Students to Attend Annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day

Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County campus and Shady Grove Life Sciences Center are opening their doors and labs to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seventh-grade students for a day of science and medicine. Approximately 400 students are expected to attend the 7th annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day on Oct. 9. Students from Redland […]

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October 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to NIH Grantees

National Institute of Health (NIH) grantees received the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Paul Modrich, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Duke University School of Medicine, and Aziz Sancar, of the University of North Carolina, received the award for their work on “mapping, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the […]

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August 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Could “Baby Doe” be Sarah Hoggle?

UPDATED 8.12.15 Troy Turner, the father of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, said he has been officially notified that DNA test results confirm that “Baby Doe” is not Sarah Hoggle. As for his reaction to the official news, Turner said he never thought the girl found in Massachusetts was his daughter. Turner said he hopes to […]

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November 9, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Governor on Supreme Court’s Decision

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today to hear the state’s DNA case:  “We applaud the decision by the Supreme Court today to review Maryland’s case regarding DNA collection. Allowing law enforcement to collect DNA samples from offenders charged with serious crimes is absolutely critical to our efforts […]

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