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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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A Walk on the Wild Side

By | February 1, 2017

Plants have so much to teach us.

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Opinion: Ethical Considerations of “Three-Parent” Babies

By | December 22, 2016

Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.

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A noninvasive microscopy technique that exploits NADH fluorescence enables researchers to observe how mitochondria alter their shape and arrangement in human tissue.

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Three-Parent IVF Advances

By | November 30, 2016

Differences in the replicative advantages conferred by some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes have implications for mitochondrial replacement therapy, researchers report. 

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Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.

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Mismatched ancestral origins of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA boost mouse health.

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Researchers identify a C. elegans gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.

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The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.

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