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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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.