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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mitochondrial DNA can in rare instances be paternally inherited in humans, a new study has reported.

In most mammals, mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA is inherited exclusively maternally. Though other organisms occasionally experience paternal mtDNA transmission, previous reports of paternally inherited mitochondria in humans have largely been attributed to contamination or sample mix-ups.

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