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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.

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.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.