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When mitochondrial genes act up
A team of Vanderbilt scientists have identified some of the methods that mutant mitochondrial DNA use to circumvent the molecular mechanisms that cells use to regulate mitochondrial activity.
Jul. 12, 2016
Biomarker for diabetic eye disease
A person’s mitochondrial gene “signature” could predict risk for diabetic retinopathy and guide early intervention strategies.
Sep. 26, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations not random
A study of mitochondrial DNA mutations suggests they result from a process that selects for particular mutations in certain tissues.
Nov. 25, 2013
Evolution of cell’s power plant genome
Vanderbilt researchers provide new information about how the genome inside our cellular “power plants” – the mitochondria – has evolved.
May. 18, 2011