Mitochondrial DNA

Why did passenger pigeons die out?

In the 19th century, passenger pigeons were so numerous that hunters competed to shoot as many as possible. But the last passenger pigeon died in the …

Molecular Biology

An Infant’s Remains Suggest Who Exactly Migrated to North America

Contemporary locals call her “Xach’itee’aanenh T’eede Gaay” in Middle Tanana, or “Sunrise Girl-Child” in English, though there’s no way to know what …

Anthropology

Cancer Biologist Rosy’s Red Alert to the Northeast

Rosy Mondal, a researcher at Guwahati’s Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology tries to develop a non-invasive way to diagnose head …

Genetics

What lies beneath

“We’ve been very aggressively trying to improve our ability to document and locate things on the seafloor with a variety of remotely operated …

Northern Canada

Adipose tissue mitochondrial capacity associates with long-term weight loss success

Altmetric: 2<p>More detail<p>Article Report<p>This is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Nature Research are providing this early …

Research

Science solves the mystery of the elusive Yeti

<b>(CNN) —</b> Monster hunters who hoped science would prove the existence of the Yeti once and for all will not like this news, but conservationists may be heartened.<p>A team of scientists ran DNA tests on bits and pieces of "Yeti" samples kept in treasured collections around the world and found that the …

Mount Everest

Abominable Snowman revealed by DNA analysis to be … brown bears and dog - Science News - ABC News

The elusive Abominable Snowman or Yeti — a tall, hairy, ape-like creature rumoured to roam the Himalayas — continues to belong to the realms of …

Genetics

Blockchain distributed ledger technologies for biomedical and health care applications | Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Objectives<p>To introduce blockchain technologies, including their benefits, pitfalls, and the latest applications, to the biomedical and health care …

Bitcoin

Guide to Building Your Family Haplotree

I've been working on a pet project to supplement my genealogical research, and in this deep dive I'm going to share it with you as follows:<p><b>I. Intro</b> …

Genealogy

Association of Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number With Cardiovascular Disease. - PubMed

Importance:<p>Mitochondrial dysfunction is a core component of the aging process and may play a key role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. …

Diabetes

Mitochondria: Power Producers

Cells are the basic components of living organisms. The two major types of cells are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Eukaryotic cells have …

Biology

'Who is a Jew?' can now be answered by genetic testing

The mass immigration of Jews from the FSU to Israel was seen as a welcome blessing, but many have experienced difficulties proving their Jewish …

This Saber-Toothed Cat Mingled With Modern Humans

A surprisingly young fossil jaw found in Europe is helping scientists better climb the sabertooth family tree.<p>When modern humans first wandered into Europe some 50,000 years ago, this snaggle-toothed cat was probably there to greet them.<p>Painstaking genetic analysis of a jawbone dredged up from the …

Biology

Some Mother’s Boy

He was in a hurry when he was killed.<p>Late at night on April 1, 1921, a teenager dashed across the tracks of a northbound train just steaming into the …

Long-form Journalism

A New Understanding of Disease

Doug Wallace has spent nearly fifty years researching mitochondrial DNA. He helped map human migration from Africa and start the field of …

Medicine

The Best DNA Ancestry Test

After more than 80 hours of research and reporting, and evaluating results from a panel of testers representing every major population group, we …

Genealogy

From the crime scene to the courtroom: the journey of a DNA sample

The O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995 introduced DNA forensics to the public. The case collapsed, partly because the defence lawyers cast doubt on …

Genetics

Mother’s curse neutralizes natural selection against a human genetic disease over three centuries

Altmetric: 34<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Article<p>Emmanuel Milot ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1212-0064,<br>• Claudia Moreau,<br>• Alain Gagnon,<br>• Alan A. Cohen,<br>• Bernard …

PubMed

White Supremacists Are Using Genetic Ancestry Tests For A Creepy Purpose

DNA companies promote their tests as the end of discrimination. That's not what's happening.<p>It’s a marketing trope often repeated in viral, feel-good commercials for genetic ancestry tests: If we only knew just how related we all were, even distantly, then prejudice and racism would cease to …

Healthy Living

Evidence of a 'Vanished' Civilisation May Have Been Rediscovered in The US

Their descendants live on.<p>Signs of a culture that disappeared without a trace seven centuries ago have now been found in a rather unusual place – in …

Anthropology

FDA warns creator of first three-parent baby to stop advertising

The FDA has sent a letter requesting that John Zhang, the first person to create a three-parent baby, stop marketing his work, according to the …

Molecular Biology

Globalization is not recent

Ancestors are important on Madagascar, and the Malagasy worry about their origins. In an island-wide genomic study of maternal mitochondrial DNA and …

Moot

It Might Be Impossible to Get Away With Crime Some Day

Somewhere in the 20,000 genes and 3.2 billion base pairs that make up the genome of Ted Kaczynski lie the genetic codes for madness. It wouldn’t be …

Life Sciences

The Beringian Standstill Hypothesis: An Overview

Were the Original Colonists of the Americas Beringians?<p>The Beringian Standstill Hypothesis, also known as the Beringian Incubation Model (BIM), …

Anthropology

Almost All Modern Horses Descended From A Few Oriental Stallions

Thanks to horse breeding practices, nearly all modern horses, whether they are champion racehorses or ordinary plowhorses, trace their lineage back to the same male ancestor<p>Nearly all modern domestic horses, from 2014 Triple Crown champion, American Pharoah, and ghostly Lipizzaner stallions …

Evolution

Fossil tooth pushes back record of mysterious Neandertal relative

DNA retrieved from a child’s worn-down fossil tooth shows the ancient Asian roots of extinct Neandertal relatives called Denisovans, researchers …

Anthropology

New Thoughts on Neanderthal, Modern Human Interbreeding

JENA, GERMANY—According to a report in <i>Science</i>, researchers led by Johannes Krause and Cosimo Posth of the Max Planck Institute for Human History have …

Anthropology

DNA of early Neanderthal gives timeline for new modern human-related dispersal from Africa

Ancient mitochondrial DNA from the femur of an archaic European hominin is helping to resolve the complicated relationship between modern humans and …

Anthropology

Ancient humans may have been mothers to some Neanderthals earlier than we thought

The latest discovery adds another clue to the mystery of human and Neanderthal evolution<p>An early wave of modern human ancestors interbred with Neanderthals between 470,000 and 220,000 years ago, a new DNA discovery from an ancient Neanderthal thigh bone suggests. That’s <i>much</i> earlier than experts had …

Evolution

Charlie Gard: What is mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome and why was there a court case?

ES News Email<p>Critically-ill baby Charlie Gard will today have his life-support machine switched off after his parents lost their final court fight.<p>In …

Great Ormond Street Hospital