From microrobots to DNA: Folding origami at a nanoscale

Researchers around the globe are incorporating nanotechnology and origami concepts to create life-changing medical innovations.

Meet the oldest fish in an aquarium. You will never guess her age

At Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, a new DNA analysis suggests Methuselah, an Australian lungfish, could be the oldest fish in an aquarium anywhere in the world.

1994 cold case solved with help of DNA

Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Chief Kevin Davis details how DNA played a part in solving a murder from 1994.

DNA technology reveals more information about oldest human mummy found intact

The latest DNA technology has helped scientists uncover more information about what is considered to be the oldest human mummy found intact. They say "Ötzi the Iceman" was dark-skinned and likely balding. Michael Holmes reports.

Families are sending the remains of their loved ones into space

Space burials company Celestis says it will fly into space later this year with ashes and DNA, including from U.S. presidents and Star Trek cast members. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.

Unlikely suspect arrested in Gilgo Beach murders

The remains of four women were found near Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York, more than a decade ago. Investigators say DNA evidence and cellphone data now point to a murder suspect. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

DNA led to arrest of Boston serial rapist suspect, prosecutor says

Investigators in Boston have used DNA analysis to identify and charge a suspect, 35-year-old Matthew Nilo, in the sexual assaults of four women whose cases have gone unsolved for over a decade, according to prosecutors. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Henry Winkler tells CNN how he realized 'Barry' character is an 'a-hole'

Actor Henry Winkler speaks to CNN's Kaitlan Collins about his role as Gene Cousineau on the hit show "Barry" and his life's work.

DNA is used to track Thailand's trafficked tigers

Three tiger cubs were rescued from traffickers by authorities in Thailand as part of a crack down on the illegal wildlife trade in the country. A wildlife forensic scientist has tested the cubs' DNA to determine where they came from. Genetic...

Meatball made from DNA of a Mammoth

Australian company develops a meatball by inserting synthesized DNA from a prehistoric mammoth into the muscle cell of a sheep ... and adding a dash of African elephant DNA.

DNA led to arrest in 2022 attack on anti-abortion organization, authorities say

A Wisconsin man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a 2022 firebombing attack on an anti-abortion organization's office in the state's capital after DNA evidence linked him to the crime scene, prosecutors said.

'Not definitive': Dr. Sanjay Gupta on new analysis suggesting covid-19 link to raccoon dogs

A new analysis of genetic material collected in Wuhan, China, suggests covid-19 origins could be linked to raccoon dogs at Huanan Seafood Market. Doctor Sanjay Gupta joins CNN's Jake Tapper to discuss.

Tantalizing new clue in hunt for Covid-19 origin points to animal source

There's a tantalizing new clue in the hunt for the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court sides with death row inmate who says conviction was based on bad DNA evidence

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Texas death row inmate who is trying to overturn his conviction based on faulty DNA evidence. In a rare reversal, the inmate received the support of the district attorney involved in the case.

Arrest of Idaho students murder suspect brings 'a great sense of relief' to university campus before a return to classes this week, provost says

Following the stabbing deaths of four students in November, the tight-knit University of Idaho community was shaken for weeks, but the recent arrest of a suspect may allow the campus to regain a sense of security as students return to classes this...

Her slaying went unsolved for 34 years. Police say they identified her killer after he licked an envelope

After more than three decades of questions and grief, Tamika Reyes finally knows who killed her mother.

DNA analysis of soil from paw prints could help save Sumatra's tigers

Dr. Mrinalini Watsa, a researcher at San Diego Zoo in California, scoops up soil from a fresh paw print made by Rakan, a 4-year-old male Sumatran tiger who lives at the zoo, and secures it in a specimen jar.

DNA match reunites daughter with her family 51 years after she was kidnapped

• Three people found sitting on ship's rudder survived an 11-day voyage from Nigeria • Missing US professor found dead during family kayaking trip in Mexico

Texas officials seek to reassure anxious parents over DNA and child ID kits

A recent move by Texas school districts to provide families with child identification and DNA kits has sparked anxiety amid the horrifying backdrop that genetic material was needed by authorities to identify the fourth-grade victims killed this...

Family buys $1.3 million home and then starts getting creepy letters

CNN's Michael Smerconish speaks with New York Magazine writer Reeves Wiedeman about the true story that inspired the Netflix series "The Watcher."