Mixed ancestry might affect our mitochondria

2019-01-15T07:32:43+00:00January 15th, 2019|

I don't even know what to say about this. See article below. -Susan Graham for Project RACE Differences in the geographic origin of genes may affect the function of human mitochondria—energy-generating organelles inside of cells—according to a new study. Mitochondria have their own genome, separate from the nuclear genome contained in the nucleus of the cell, and both genomes harbor genes integral to energy production by mitochondria. The study explores whether these “mito-nuclear” interactions, which natural selection fine-tunes over deep evolutionary time, could change when genes of different geographic origins [...]