Sunday, 8 January 2017

Some EEN science news from 2016!

Our paper on mitochondrial gene loss (paper; free preprint; blog article) was, excitingly, Science magazine's #1 favourite news story of 2016! The other stories in the top 10 are all fascinating too -- highly worth a read! http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/our-10-favorite-science-news-stories-2016

The Science news coverage of the paper is here
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/why-do-our-cells-power-plants-have-their-own-dna
and the story appeared in the print journal too
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6276/903.long 

We were also involved in some news coverage in Nature of some exciting bits of science and policy from outside the group:
Mitochondrial behaviour may dictate whether or not organisms evolve germlines: http://www.nature.com/news/why-humans-develop-sex-cells-as-embryos-but-corals-don-t-1.21218
Mitochondrial gene therapy approval in the UK: http://www.nature.com/news/uk-moves-closer-to-allowing-three-parent-babies-1.21067
Potential issues with mitochondrial gene therapies: http://www.nature.com/news/three-person-embryos-may-fail-to-vanquish-mutant-mitochondria-1.19948

Our work on mtDNA dynamics and human population diversity (paper; free preprint; blog article) was included in the latest policy document on UK implementation of mitochondrial gene therapies
http://www.hfea.gov.uk/10557.html

And our other bits of work -- particular our work on vaccine confidence (free paper; blog article) -- appeared in various national and international news outlets too, including Scientific American, New Scientist, Le Monde, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Fox News and others; for some appearances see http://mitomaths.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/evolution-energetics-and-noise-in-press.html


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