Infographic: How the Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes Interact
Infographic: How the Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes Interact
From regulating each other’s gene expression to encoding different parts of the same proteins, the two genome types in every eukaryotic cell are far from independent.
Infographic: How the Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes Interact
Infographic: How the Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes Interact

From regulating each other’s gene expression to encoding different parts of the same proteins, the two genome types in every eukaryotic cell are far from independent.

From regulating each other’s gene expression to encoding different parts of the same proteins, the two genome types in every eukaryotic cell are far from independent.

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The Two Genomes in Every Eukaryotic Cell
The Two Genomes in Every Eukaryotic Cell
Viviane Callier | Nov 1, 2019
Interactions between mitochondrial and nuclear genomes have further-reaching effects on physiological function, adaptation, and speciation than previously appreciated.
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
John D. Loike | Dec 12, 2018
The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018
A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.
Infographic: Isolating mitochondria from specific cell types
Infographic: Isolating mitochondria from specific cell types
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2018
Adding a fusion gene to certain mitochondria in C. elegans enables researchers to collect and analyze them.
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2018
The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.  
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Shawna Williams | Jul 5, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.
Improving Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy
Improving Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 8, 2016
Pronuclear transfer can reduce the risk of transferring defective mitochondria, a study shows.  
Revered Biologist Dies
Revered Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 26, 2016
Rick Harrison, an evolutionary biologist known for his research on speciation, has passed away at age 70.
IOM: Mitochondrial Replacement “Ethically Permissible”
IOM: Mitochondrial Replacement “Ethically Permissible”
Tracy Vence | Feb 4, 2016
Experts from the US National Institute of Medicine outline their conditional approval of clinical research on mitochondrial replacement techniques.
Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers
Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers
David R. Smith | Jun 29, 2015
And too few insights gleaned from them
Week in Review: July 7–11
Week in Review: July 7–11
Tracy Vence | Jul 11, 2014
Assessing mtDNA mutations among healthy people; heritability of intelligence; epigenetic inheritance of maternal malnutrition markers; consumers buy into DNA ancestry
Unsinkable Evidence
Unsinkable Evidence
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
Genetic testing disproves one woman’s claims to have been a survivor of the Titanic disaster.
The Mummy Code
The Mummy Code
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013
Ancient-DNA researchers have long clashed over work on Egyptian mummies, but next-gen sequencing might resolve their debates.
Sequencing Mummies
Sequencing Mummies
Dan Cossins | Jul 31, 2013
Peek inside the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Italy, where researchers are unravelling the DNA of centuries-old mummies.
Giant Squid Are a Single Species
Giant Squid Are a Single Species
Kate Yandell | Mar 20, 2013
Arciteuthis from disparate locations around the world are genetically similar.
Koala Time Machine
Koala Time Machine
Dan Cossins | Jan 1, 2013
Old koala pelts from museum collections are helping researchers to learn more about the retroviral invasion that may be endangering the Australian marsupial.
Half-Life of DNA Revealed
Half-Life of DNA Revealed
Dan Cossins | Oct 10, 2012
Researchers measure how long it takes for DNA from bone to degrade, confirming that genetic information from dinosaurs could not last to the present day.
Emmeline Hill: Genes for Speed
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2012
Lecturer, School of Agriculture & Food Science, University College Dublin. Age: 38