Howell was sentenced for rape

Advances in DNA studies help capture a rapist 24 years later

Barry Howell, 56, was jailed yesterday by a court decision in Manchester, England after the cold case unit of the police of that city achieve to unmask him as the author of a rape committed in 1989, following a DNA test. Officers reopened the case in 2004 and succeeded in linking...

Black Death gets Reborn

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of the germ that caused the Black Death. The researchers extracted DNA fragments of the ancient bacterium from the teeth of medieval corpses found in London. The investigation suggests that the 14th Century outbreak was the first...