DNA

How Your DNA Could Change the Future of Health

The National Institute of Health's All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring

FARGO, N.D.– A National Institute is collecting volunteers’ DNA and lifestyle information. The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring. The group has been taking volunteers since last May, and already has more than 200,000 . “I came mostly for the research part, to help,” said volunteer Russel Emerson. “Yes…

Remains Of Sailor Brothers From Minot Killed At Pearl Harbor Positively Identified

Calvin Palmer and Wilferd Palmer were among 429 crewmen on the USS Oklahoma who died

Calvin Palmer and Wilferd PalmerThe remains of two North Dakota brothers from Minot who were killed during World War II have been identified. The Defense P-O-W / M-I-A Accounting Agency says 23-year-old Calvin Palmer and 21-year-old Wilferd Palmer were among 429 crewmen on the USS Oklahoma who died in the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains…

DNA Provides Break In 49-Year-Old Minnesota Cold Case

A burned body found in an abandoned home has been identified as 18-year-old Gloria Rieken of Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — There is a major break in a nearly 50-year-old cold case in Mille Lacs, Minnesota thanks to DNA. A burned body found in an abandoned home 49 years ago has been identified as 18-year-old Gloria Rieken of Minneapolis. The BCA matched her DNA to family members. Gloria was a freshman student at the University of Minnesota at the…

Aldevron Opens World’s Largest DNA Manufacturing Facility in South Fargo

The 70,000 square foot facility can churn out twenty year's worth of DNA in just a month

FARGO, N.D. — If you walk around the new headquarters of Aldevron, you’ll see slight reminders of what introduced Mike Chambers to his lifelong passion. “My grandparents and my parents were commercial beekeepers. I’m from Carrington, North Dakota originally, and beekeeping is what really got me interested in science,” said Mike Chambers, the co-founder and CEO of Aldevron. That fascination with…

Hoehn Trial Reveals Police Interviews With Crews, Testimonies From Experts

A forensic examiner from the FBI gave DNA analysis

FARGO, N.D. — The trial for William Hoehn continues for the fourth day. He’s being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Savanna Greywind. Among those who testified for the prosecution were a forensic examiner from the FBI and a doctor who cared for Haisley Jo, Greywind’s baby. Most of the day was spent showing the jury a…

GiGi’s Playhouse Raises Money to Support Those with Down Syndrome

The event at Scheels Arena raised $55,000, which is enough to keep the non-profit staffed for the entire year

FARGO, N.D. — She said it was like a bomb dropped when she and her husband discovered their son, Owen, had Down Syndrome. “As a parent, you go through all of the emotions and it’s actually a grieving process until you realize and meet other families and realize your life is going to be okay,” Shelly Peterson said. “He’s been the…

Greywind’s Boyfriend Waiting for Decision on Custody of Baby

Ashton Matheny said testing on the baby, Haisley Jo, matches his and Savanna's DNA

  FARGO, ND — The boyfriend of Savanna Greywind says the baby found in the apartment of her alleged kidnappers is his. Ashton Matheny said testing on the baby, Haisley Jo, matches his and Savanna’s DNA. The baby is currently in his care. He said he’s still awaiting a final decision on permanent custody. Savanna, 22, was eight months pregnant…

Two Arrested and Accused of Kidnapping in Greywind Disappearance

Officers said the two lived in the same building where Savanna Greywind was last seen

1/2 William Hoehn Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Brooke Crews Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — Police have arrested two people in connection with the disappearance of Savanna Greywind. In a Facebook post, officers said 32-year-old William Hoehn and 38-year-old Brooke Crews were detained and interviewed after a search warrant was carried out at their apartment this afternoon. They…

The Search for Savanna Greywind Continues, Newborn Girl Found in Upstairs Apartment

A newborn infant has been found in the apartment Greywind was last known to have been in

FARGO, ND — Shocking new details in the search for 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo. A newborn infant has been found in the apartment Greywind was last known to have been in. Police will not confirm if the two-day-old baby girl is Greywind’s but they say they have detained two people who live upstairs in the apartment. Police are still…

Minnesota Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Remains Identified

Gifford was 22 at the time of his death on the USS Oklahoma

MANKATO, Minn. — Yet another Minnesota family has received confirmation about remains of a loved one killed at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Two surviving siblings of Radioman 2nd Class Quentin Gifford of Mankato were told that DNA tests they had submitted last year confirmed their brother’s identity. Gifford was 22 at the time of his death on the USS Oklahoma….