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Mitochondrial Dna

Do We Inherit Our Intelligence From Our Mothers?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science

Is it true that intelligence is inherited from the mother? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

Mitochondrial Mission Creep and the Cloning Connection

Pete Shanks | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Pete Shanks

On Tuesday February 3, the UK House of Commons voted in favor of legalizing nuclear transfer so that a small number of women with a particular subset of mitochondrial disease could try to have unaffected and genetically related children.

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

Trailblazing Study Ties Ancient DNA To Living People

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

What if you could trace your ancestry back to around 5,000 years ago? Researchers were able to do just that in a fascinating new DNA study, which foun...

'Loophole' Helps Explain Why Females Live Longer

Posted 08.02.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/02/2012 12:24 PM EDT on LiveScience An evolutionary "loophole" might explain why m...