mitochondrial DNA

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.

The US-based team that performed mitochondrial replacement therapy publishes its approach; editorial describes its weaknesses.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mitochondrial mutation linked to tubulointerstitial kidney disease, asthma protection variant, and more.

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Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.