mitochondrial DNA

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic responses in drug-treated malaria parasites, characterization of marine sponge's bacterial symbionts, and more.

Analysis of ancient DNA from mummies known as the Two Brothers finds they are half-brothers, according to Science News.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: circular RNAs in infantile hemangiomas, pathogenic mutations in Alzheimer's disease, and more.

Ancient Wanderlust

The movements of women likely spread culture and ideas during the Stone and Bronze Ages, the International Business Times reports.

Investigators identified ties between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial haplogroups in mtDNA variant data from nearly 1,000 ASD-affected families.

A Svante Pääbo-led team studied the mitochondrial and nuclear genome of a Denisovan individual that lived 128,000 years to 227,000 years ago.

Come Back Again Soon

Researchers examine humpback whale mitochondrial DNA to shed light on their population structure in a new study.

Found Its Branch

Ancient mitochondrial genome analysis gives the enigmatic Macrauchenia a place on the phylogenetic tree, the New York Times reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new Neanderthal mitochondrial genome, and more.

Researchers have analyzed the mitochondrial genome of a Neanderthal bone to help resolve timing of gene flow between Neanderthals and modern humans.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.