Latest Mitochondrial genetics Stories
Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish granted by a team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have performed surgery on single cells to extract and examine their mitochondria.
MEDomics is seeing acceptance of its clinical tests for mitochondrial disease among the mitochondrial disease community. Azusa, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 MEDomics provides NextGen sequence-based DNA diagnostic testing to enable personalized medicine in the genomics era and is transforming diagnostic testing for mitochondrial diseases.
Austrian researchers have uncovered mutations throughout the mitochondrial genome that are associated with prostate cancer.
--Studying the Cells' Power Plants, a Major Factor in Life Functions-- PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Douglas C.
The evolution of complex life is strictly dependent on mitochondria, the tiny power stations found in all complex cells.
The most robust statistical examination to date of our species' genetic links to "mitochondrial Eve" -- the maternal ancestor of all living humans -- confirms that she lived about 200,000 years ago.
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a role for an essential cell protein in shuttling RNA into the mitochondria, the energy-producing 'power plant' of the cell.
Why do we grow old and what can we do to stop it?
The initial peopling of North America from Asia occurred approximately 15,000-18,000 years ago, however estimations of the genetic diversity of the first settlers have remained inaccurate.
A lesson from flashy Central American warblers.