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In Science this week, a multi-institute team of scientists in the UK presents a study that shows how human mitochondrial DNA is influenced by the nuclear genome. The researchers performed whole-genome sequencing of the mtDNA of nearly 13,000 individuals, and found that roughly 45 percent of those from 1,526 mother-offspring pairs carry a mixed population of mtDNA.

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