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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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: mitochondrial genome competition, and more.

Continuity in mitochondrial genomes present at an archeological site in Lima suggests cultural diffusion contributed to expansion of an imperialist Wari group.

The researchers found evidence of a single major dispersal event in non-African populations, and discovered an unknown European population turnover.

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

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.