mitochondrial DNA Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Influence of Genetic Variation on Hundreds of Phenotypes Both common and rare mitochondrial DNA variants appear to affect complex human traits and diseases, including type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and height. Million-Year-Old Mammoths Sequenced, Giving Insight into Evolution One of the ancient mammoths sequenced belongs to a previously unknown lineage that hybridized with woolly mammoths to give rise to Columbian mammoths. Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA Underlie Certain Subtype of Aggressive Renal Cancer The researchers said this new data could lead to the development of effective therapies for patients with hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma. Ancient DNA Analysis Elucidates Split of Denisovan, Neanderthal Y Chromosome Lineages Sequencing of ancient samples showed that Denisovan Y chromosomes split around 700,000 years ago from a lineage shared by Neanderthals and modern humans. Ancient DNA Study Argues Against Horses Domesticated in Anatolia Researchers characterized more than 100 ancient equid samples stretching over some 9,000 years, spanning the early Neolithic Age to the Iron Age. Jul 8, 2020 Bacterial Toxin Leads to CRISPR-Free Mitochondrial DNA Base Editing Jun 12, 2020 Study Retraces History of Populations With Distinct Subsistence Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa Nov 15, 2019 Ancient Mitochondrial Genomes Reveal Longstanding Lineages in Finland Oct 28, 2019 Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Human 'Homeland' in Southern Africa Oct 24, 2019 MDNA Life Sciences Signs Southeast Asian Distribution Deal for Prostate Cancer Test Jul 18, 2019 FBI Opens Door for NGS-Based Forensics in US Premium May 22, 2019 River Valleys Influenced Mitochondrial Landscape Among Han Chinese Populations Nov 27, 2018 Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Paternally Inherited in Humans, New Study Finds Aug 8, 2018 LabCorp Licensing MDNA Liquid Biopsy-Based Prostate Cancer Technology Jul 5, 2018 Genetic Analysis Traces Origins of Ancient American Dog Lineage to Siberia Aug 23, 2017 Autism Appears Overrepresented in Certain Mitochondrial Haplogroups Jul 7, 2017 Denisovan Genetic Analysis Uncovers Long History in Altai Mountains Jul 5, 2017 New Neanderthal Mitochondrial Genome Suggests Earlier Encounter With Modern Human Lineage Feb 21, 2017 JHU Team Awarded $800K to Identify mtDNA Copy Number Markers for Coronary Heart Disease Premium Dec 2, 2016 MDNA Moves Into Liquid Biopsy Market With New Prostate Cancer Test Premium Sep 29, 2016 Global Map of Amphibian, Land Mammal Genetic Diversity Reveals Impact of Human Habitation Sep 29, 2016 Living DNA Claims New Test Can Break Down Customers' Ancestry to Regional Level Premium Aug 5, 2016 Three Newly Identified Mitochondrial Proteins May Play Role in Disease May 25, 2016 DNA Sequencing Traces Ancient Phoenician to Rare European Ancestral Group Mar 17, 2016 Researchers Extract and Sequence Ancient DNA From Biofilm Coating Teeth Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.