A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.
Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft.
Members of a several churches in Durham have offered DNA samples in case they could become be bone marrow or stem cell donors.
The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them.
Beginning tomorrow, law enforcement in North Carolina can collect DNA from suspects in certain violent felony and misdemeanor arrests. Opponents say it violates privacy rights.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk to police chiefs from around the state about a new DNA law and fighting prescription drug abuse.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is touting the effectiveness of its crime-fighting DNA database a month before a significant expansion.