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Latest Mitochondrial genetics Stories

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2015-03-30 15:43:54

They seem to be in the news every day: Mitochondria. But what the heck are they, really? We give you a basic rundown so you never have to worry again.

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2014-12-17 08:29:53

Study could lead to mitochondrial DNA blood tests to foretell future risk.

Three-Parent Conception Helps Reduce Risk Of Inherited Mitochondrial Disease
2014-06-03 12:53:49

To prevent deadly, inherited mitochondrial diseases, UK doctors have devised a unique scheme: create a fertilized embryo using eggs from two different women and sperm from one man.

2013-10-14 09:48:27

New research from the University of California, Davis, shows that the tiny proportion of a cell's DNA that is located outside the cell nucleus has a disproportionately large effect on a cell's metabolism.

UK Approves Three Person IVF
2013-06-28 12:33:48

A controversial treatment that essentially engineers three-parent children using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and third-party mitochondrial DNA will move ahead with clinical trials in the UK, according to British officials.

Possible Tool To Study Aging From “Selfish” DNA In Animal Mitochondria
2012-08-10 09:14:10

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered, for the first time in any animal species, a type of “selfish” mitochondrial DNA that is actually hurting the organism and lessening its chance to survive – and bears a strong similarity to some damage done to human cells as they age.

2012-08-07 10:21:05

The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant.

Mutations in Mitochondria Affect Lifespan Of Men But Not Women
2012-08-03 11:56:45

Higher salaries and acceptance to elite colleges are a few of the benefits that men have over women. However, there is one title that women have long held over men–living longer. Researchers from Monash University in Australia recently discovered some of the facts that contribute to longer life expectancy for women, who, on average, live longer than men.

2012-06-11 05:25:53

A game-changing find challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle say their findings show that the number of new mutations is significantly lower in cancers than in normal cells.

2012-06-08 09:44:49

In exploring the genetics of mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell – researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have stumbled upon a finding that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development.


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