mitochondrial DNA

Mitochondrial genome sequences from a large glyptodont called Doedicurus suggest glyptodonts were giant members of a lineage in the middle of the armadillo tree. 

Using hundreds of mitochondrial DNA sequences for mites from 70 human hosts, researchers identified four main follicle mite lineages that largely matched host ancestry.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: SNP data helps retrace migration and admixture events in South America, Czechoslovakian wolfdog genetic features, and more.

Researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Incan boy.

Researchers examine plant and human DNA found on the Shroud of Turin.

A partnership with the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine and Seahorse Bioscience, the clinical program will evaluate Seahorse's XF Technology.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mitochondrial DNA dynamics, tuberculosis transmission patterns in Malawi, and more.

An editorial appearing at The Scientist bemoans the high numbers of mitochondrial genome papers and suggests a different path for mitochondrial genome research.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: mtDNA analysis give glimpse into decline of Neanderthals in Europe, 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.