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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.


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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Revered Biologist Dies

By | April 27, 2016

Rick Harrison, an evolutionary biologist known for his research on speciation, has passed away at age 70.


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Monitoring Mitochondrial Mutations

By | April 18, 2016

Induced pluripotent stem cells—particularly those generated from older patients—should be screened for defects in mitochondrial DNA, a study shows.


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Mitochondrial Activity Predicts Fish Life Span?

By | February 25, 2016

Scientists identify an inverse relationship between longevity in killifish and the expression of genes related to cellular respiration.


image: Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer

Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer

By | December 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder. Age: 43


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Mitochondria Exchange

By | August 26, 2015

A decade of research on intercellular mitochondrial transfer has answered some long-standing questions and raised new ones.


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