The researchers traced the timing of when these clusters developed to the emergence of agriculture in three river valleys.
With ancient mitochondrial sequences from all seven Canary Islands, researchers identified at least two early migrations involving shifting populations from North Africa.
Researchers have uncovered three families in which individuals inherited mitochondrial DNA from their fathers, upending existing belief.
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.
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.
A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.
A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.
An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.
In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.