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Mitochondrial sequences suggest some haplogroups found in Finland today arrived in the region pre-Iron Age, though population distributions have shifted.

By combining mitochondrial DNA and climatic data, an international team of researchers found that an early mitochondrial lineage emerged in a paleo-wetland.

The PCR-based test analyzes mitochondrial DNA to detect prostate cancer in advance of biopsy, independent of prostate-specific antigen levels and age.

In Genome Research this week: new tool to identify protein coding sequences, droplet digital PCR-based assay to quantify mitochondrial DNA, and more.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

Verogen's ForenSeq kit and Thermo Fisher Scientific's Precision ID Whole Genome Panel can now be used to create DNA profiles for a national repository.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.

The researchers traced the timing of when these clusters developed to the emergence of agriculture in three river valleys.

In Cell this week: somatic mtDNA mutation-based "genetic barcode" method, molecular mechanisms behind structural variants at 17p11.2, and more.

Researchers have uncovered three families in which individuals inherited mitochondrial DNA from their fathers, upending existing belief.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.