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Nov 04 2015

Tiny Mitochondria Play Outsized Role in Human Evolution and Disease

Mitochondria are not only the power plants of our cells; these tiny structures also play a central role in our physiology. Furthermore, by enabling flexible physiological responses to new environments, mitochondria have helped humans and other mammals to adapt and evolve throughout the history of life on earth.

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