Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting

The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.

The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.

funding, ecology, genetics & genomics
“Co-op” Lets Users Barter DNA and Health Information for Shares
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LunaDNA receives Securities and Exchange Commission approval to treat the data as currency.
Research Funders Make Secretive Overseas Investments: Report
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Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 6, 2018
An investigation by Science reveals that charities’ investments support activities opposed to their own missions, such as human health and environmental protection.
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
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Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 5, 2018
The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
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Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2018
Since He Jiankui presented his results at last week’s gene editing summit, researchers have raised concerns about his protocol, calling the procedure “amateurish” and “unconscionable.”
Fathers Can Pass Mitochondrial DNA to Children
Fathers Can Pass Mitochondrial DNA to Children
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 4, 2018
Researchers identify unique cases in which people inherited mitochondrial DNA not just from their mother but also from their father.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
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Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Image of the Day: One of These Things
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Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
An image of an adult penguin in a crowd of youngsters wins the top prize of an ecology photography competition.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.