Last year, police stopped a group of boys in Logan Heights for wearing blue and walking in a public park. They collected DNA swabs from all of them, despite a state law that would seemingly prevent them from doing so. A new lawsuit from the family of one of the boys is challenging department policy.
A local chemist will use bacteria to sequence genomes quickly
and cheaply, part of a larger effort to enable better diagnoses of
Armed with science and celebrities, two local biotechs are fighting to be first to sequence genomes for just $1,000, a feat that could usher in big changes in medical treatment.
Why the San Diego Police Department doesn’t process each one it receives.