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In this week's issue of Science, Miyuki Sato and Ken Sato from Gunma University in Japan report that autophagy is necessary for the removal of the paternal mitochondria genome in C. elegans. "Autophagosomes engulf paternal mitochondria, resulting in their lysosomal degradation during early embryogenesis," Sato and Sato write, adding that that gives rise to the maternal inheritance of mitochondria.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.