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Amit Malewar has been the technology & science writer since 2010. His passion for helping people in all aspects of technology flow through in the expert coverage he provides. In addition to writing for Tech Explorist, Amit loves to read and try new things.
Family tree revealing paternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Luo et al.2 sequenced the mtDNA of several members of a family in which many individuals had a high level of mtDNA heteroplasmy (the presence of distinct genetic variants in the same cell). This mtDNA variability is denoted by two colours in the same silhouette of an individual. The analysis showed that some of the individuals with heteroplasmy had inherited mtDNA from both of their parents, breaking the usual pattern of exclusive maternal inheritance of mtDNA. Luo et al. suggest that the ability to inherit paternal mtDNA is a genetic trait.

Mitochondrial DNA can be inherited from fathers, not just mothers

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the...
Government launches Clean Air Strategy to tackle air pollution

Government launches Clean Air Strategy to tackle air pollution

Air pollution is now one of the biggest threats to public health in the UK. Almost six in ten deaths related to air pollution worldwide...
UC researcher Dr Matthew Cowan receives his Innovation Jumpstart award and WNT Ventures sponsorship worth $35,000 from Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager at WNT Ventures.

New technology to reduce petrochemical waste

Petroleum waste is a complex mixture containing different quantities of waste oil, wastewater, sand, and mineral matter. Petroleum industries are responsible for the generation...
Embry-Riddle researchers used data captured by the Gaia satellite (shown here in an artist’s impression) to determine the ages of stars. Credit: European Space Agency – D. Ducros, 2013

New technique more precisely determines the ages of stars

How old are each of the stars in our roughly 13-billion-year-old galaxy? Current star-dating systems, in light of evaluations of stars in the prime or...
A microfluidic technique quickly sorts bacteria based on their capability to generate electricity.

Scientists find a technique to identify electricity-producing bacteria

MIT scientists have developed a new microfluidic method that allows microbes to be used as fuel and purify sewage water. The aim was to...
Figure 1: (left) the lower clouds of Venus observed with the Akatsuki IR2 camera (after edge-emphasis process). The bright parts show where the cloud cover is thin. You can see the planetary-scale streak structure within the yellow dotted lines. (right) The planetary-scale streak structure reconstructed by AFES-Venus simulations. The bright parts show a strong downflow. (Partial editing of image in the Nature Communications paper. CC BY 4.0)

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus

Venus is frequently called Earth's twin in light of their comparable size and gravity, yet the atmosphere on Venus is altogether different. Venus pivots...
This picture released on January 11, 2019 by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS shows a 360 degree panoramic image made by China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe on the far side of the moon.(AFP Photo)

China’s probe sends panoramic image of Moon’s far side

Earlier this year, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) landed the robotic probe Chang’e 4 in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest, oldest, deepest,...
Elon Musk shared first glimpse of SpaceX's finished Starship test vehicle

Elon Musk shared first glimpse of SpaceX’s finished Starship test vehicle

SpaceX has completed the development of Starship for its very first test flight ever and Elon Musk took Twitter to share the picture. Posting on...
This image shows two membrane-bound protein complexes that work together with a synthetic catalyst to produce hydrogen from water. (Image by Olivia Johnson and Lisa Utschig.)

Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel from water

Scientists drove a chemical reaction to plant biology and created a backbone of a convert new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from the...

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