Latest Mitochondrial genetics Stories
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.
Finds that cells without mitochondrial fusion have less mtDNA, more mutations in their mtDNA, and less ability to tolerate those mutations.
Ancient European aurochs that have been extinct since the 17th century are having their DNA analyzed by scientists, after bone samples were found in a cave in England.
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