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You Can Inherit Mitochondrial DNA from Both Parents! | SciShow News

♪ Everybody knows that the DNA you inherit from each biological parent is an even split… I mean, hopefully everybody knows: you get half from the egg and half from the sperm that combines to make you. Well, almost. 37 genes are found in your mitochondria, those little energy factories of cells. And that mitochondrial […]

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7-year-old Ellie McGinn Teaches Johns Hopkins Medical Students About Mitochondrial Disease

When someone gives a lesson at Johns Hopkins, students listen. But when that someone is seven years old, the audience moves to the edge of their seats. Meet Ellie McGinn, an energetic girl with a rare genetic disorder, known as LBSL.>>My feet were hurting a lot and I was starting to fall.>>Today, she’s visiting Johns […]

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