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DOJ preps for big jump in DNA testing

DOJ preps for big jump in DNA testing

The state Department of Justice has hired nearly twenty more workers and begun a pricey renovation of its Madison crime lab so that it will be able to handle tens of thousands of additional DNA samples when new collection requirements take effect next year.

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Claims Board wary of setting precedent in Shomberg case (UPDATE)

Members of the Wisconsin Claims Board expressed concern Wednesday that paying the estate of a deceased Madison man who was incarcerated for a crime for which he was acquitted may set precedent for other families to make similar claims.

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Supreme Court nixes human gene patents

Supreme Court nixes human gene patents

In a decision that seemed designed to carve out a middle ground in the legal battle over whether companies can hold exclusive rights in the use of biological material, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that isolated human genes are not patentable, but synthetically created genetic material may be patented.

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