Part 2 of our More Than Just a Meme series. Here, we get into the nitty gritty of how we sequenced our own mitochondrial DNA and determined our own haplogroups.
Turns out the mitochondria is little more than just the “powerhouse of the cell”. By sequencing our own mitochondrial DNA, we traced back our maternal ancestry and this is what we found.
Large white forehead patches used to be a “sexy” trait in male collared flycatchers, but now they have become a major survival disadvantage.