mitochondrial genomics

By sequencing a handful of individuals who lived in Morocco some 13,900 to 15,100 years ago, investigators found clues to past population mergers in North Africa.

A mitochondrial genome- and Y chromosome marker-based analysis suggests the Chachapoyas population was not completely replaced by Incas as previously believed.

University of Pennsylvania researchers sequenced single mitochondria, which they noted could be used to track the development of mitochondrial disease.

The US-based team that performed mitochondrial replacement therapy publishes its approach; editorial describes its weaknesses.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.

The test is based on MDNA's Mitomic technology, which enables the isolation of mitochondrial DNA in circulation that may be used as biomarkers.

Using mitochondrial sequence data for hundreds of simplex families, investigators found predicted pathogenic heteroplasmic mutations were over-represented.

Researchers have filled in an important gap in the historical record for global malaria distribution with these missing European strain sequences.

Researchers have discovered that what was thought to be one far-roaming species is actually four separate and genetically distinct groups.

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

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.