The U. S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that human genes cannot be patented, a decision that could shape the future of medical and genetic research and have profound effect on pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Charles Fishburne talked with Claire Gastanaga of the Virginia ACLU.
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The first lawsuit challenging Virginia's new abortion clinic regulations has been filed. Charles Fishburne reports
Richmond Police are looking for an impersonator who pulled over and robbed two victims at night, along Jefferson Davis Highway. Charles Fishburne reports.
Triple-A MidAtlantic has just released what it calls a landmark study on the dangers of distracted driving, and they say the notion that "hands free" devices are safe is just not true.
The Virginia Department of Health warns homeowners with wells and septic systems to take precautions due to recent heavy rains and flooding -- and more on the way.
Chesterfield County Police have arrested and charged one of their own with felony embezzlement.
Virginia's public colleges and universities are out-performing the national average on increased enrollment and graduation rates, but the burden of cost is shifting dramatically to the students and their families.
The Brookings Institution has just released a report that says jobs requiring knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math -- both nationally and regionally -- form a much larger part of the economy than previously thought, and that federal support of community colleges and technical schools should be increased accordingly. Charles Fishburne talks with Johnathan Rothwell, a Senior Research Associate at the Brookings Institution in this WCVE Science Matters Report.
VCU Medical Center's Cochlear Implant Center says it has performed the first surgery in Central Virginia to implant a new bone conduction hearing device that restores hearing. Charles Fishburne has more in this WCVE Science matters report.