NEW YORK, April 9 - Biotech company MitoKor today said it has published the mitochondrial DNA sequences of more than 500 ethnically diverse individuals and hopes to use the data to uncover links between SNPs in the DNA and a variety of diseases.

Researchers from MitoKor and from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne; the VA Medical Center and University of California, San Diego; and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, sequenced and analyzed mitochondrial DNA among Africans, Asians, and Europeans.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.