The Cambridge Reference Sequence is dead, long live the RSRS! Let's hope for a smooth transition.
The supplement (the paper itself is open access). Table S5 within the supplement is very interesting, as it contains age estimates for the nodes of the new mtDNA phylogeny, and places the common mtDNA ancestor of humans (represented by the new reference sequence) at ~177,000 years.
The new article in The American Journal of Human Genetics, A “Copernican” Reassessment of the Human Mitochondrial DNA Tree from its Root, is open access, so you should check it out. The discussion gets to the heart of the matter: Su... Read Post
A new study that found DNA mutations throughout the mitochondrial genome were linked to increased levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate cancer itself raises the interesting suggestion that perhaps screening a man's ... Read Post