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Why Paternal Mitochondria Aren’t Passed On to Offspring
Tanya Lewis | Jun 24, 2016
Researchers identify a
gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Tanya Lewis | May 19, 2016
The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016
Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.
Revered Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 27, 2016
Rick Harrison, an evolutionary biologist known for his research on speciation, has passed away at age 70.
Monitoring Mitochondrial Mutations
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2016
Induced pluripotent stem cells—particularly those generated from older patients—should be screened for defects in mitochondrial DNA, a study shows.
Mitochondrial Activity Predicts Fish Life Span?
Catherine Offord | Feb 25, 2016
Scientists identify an inverse relationship between longevity in killifish and the expression of genes related to cellular respiration.
Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder. Age: 43
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
A decade of research on intercellular mitochondrial transfer has answered some long-standing questions and raised new ones.
Kate Yandell | Jul 15, 2015
Researchers generate patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells corrected for mitochondrial defects.
Erasing Mitochondrial Mutations
Jenny Rood | Apr 23, 2015
Researchers develop a method to selectively remove mutated mitochondrial DNA from the murine germline and single-celled mouse embryos.