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Familial DNA searches to be studied by state (access required)

Virginia’s Forensic Science Department will study a controversial form of DNA searches that seeks to find relatives of a criminal suspect but will not begin using the technique, as requested by prosecutors. The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys has asked ...

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Patient with staph infection dies from epidural abscess – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2006, plaintiff’s decedent, a 78-year-old, was admitted to the hospital and developed a Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection while hospitalized. Despite antibiotics, the patient continued to have positive cultures for MRSA and was transferred to Winchester Medical ...

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