mitochondrial DNA

The researchers believe that by monitoring mtDNA copy number in blood, they will be able to identify people at risk for developing CHD who could benefit from preventative efforts.

The company has rededicated itself to a fully blood-based test pipeline, with its next assays focused on women's health, including endometriosis and ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers.

Sea of Shark DNA

Researchers are studying a whale shark population by isolating its DNA from ocean water samples, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A University of Copenhagen-led team found that regions with high levels of human activity harbor lower levels of amphibian genetic diversity.

Living DNA can break down the origins of a customer’s ancestry into 21 distinct regions within Britain alone, as well as across 80 different worldwide populations.

The two studies were part of larger project aimed at building a complete map of mitochondrial function and associated proteins. 

Researchers have conducted preclinical studies on pronuclear transplantation, showing some success.

Remains of "Young Man of Byrsa"

Further analysis of ancient DNA from Phoenicians should help clarify the origins of that population and its impact on cultures throughout the Mediterranean region.

The team determined that a biofilm present on teeth could be used to obtain and sequence DNA from archaeological human remains without damaging them. 

In Genome Research this week: new repeat family found in marmosets, mtDNA heteroplasmy, 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.