mitochondrial genomics American Mastodon Mitochondrial Genomes Reveal Multiple Lineages According to the study, two distinct clades arose within the species at different times, supporting a pattern of repeated expansion and localized extinction. Ancient African Genomes Reveal Early Human Lineages, Population Histories The genomes of four children who died in Cameroon 3,000 to 8,000 years ago pointed to diverse early lineages and helped tease out historical population relationships. Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Human 'Homeland' in Southern Africa By combining mitochondrial DNA and climatic data, an international team of researchers found that an early mitochondrial lineage emerged in a paleo-wetland. River Valleys Influenced Mitochondrial Landscape Among Han Chinese Populations The researchers traced the timing of when these clusters developed to the emergence of agriculture in three river valleys. Early Migrations to Canary Islands Untangled with Ancient Mitochondrial DNA With ancient mitochondrial sequences from all seven Canary Islands, researchers identified at least two early migrations involving shifting populations from North Africa. Nov 27, 2018 Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Paternally Inherited in Humans, New Study Finds Mar 15, 2018 Stone Age Moroccan Genomes Reveal Sub-Saharan African, Near Eastern Ancestry Dec 12, 2017 Genetics of Northern Peruvian Population Dispute Suspected History of Replacement by Inca Dec 6, 2017 Single Mitochondrion Sequencing Uncovers Widespread Heteroplasmy Nov 1, 2016 MDNA, University of Oxford to Collaborate on Endometriosis Diagnostic Oct 28, 2016 Heteroplasmic Mitochondrial Mutations More Common in Autism Spectrum Disorder Cases Sep 26, 2016 Malaria Parasite DNA From Eradicated European Strain Sheds Light on Historic Disease Distribution Sep 8, 2016 Genetic Analysis Reveals Giraffes Actually Divided Into Four Species Jun 1, 2016 Ancient Peruvian Sequence Data Argue Against Population Replacement by Wari Empire Feb 4, 2016 International Research Team Expands MtDNA Research on Pleistocene Era Hunter-Gatherers Sep 23, 2015 UAB Heads Partnership Focusing on Patient Care for Mitochondrial Diseases May 19, 2011 Mitomics, QDx Ink Development, Marketing Pact Dec 14, 2010 NCI to Fund mtDNA Cancer Studies Dec 6, 2010 NIEHS to Fund New Marker Studies Jul 15, 2010 Mitochondrial Genomics Firm Eyes MDx for Cancer Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.