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Tag: Mitochondria

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Run a Two-Hour Marathon

Today, three elite runners backed by a small army of scientists will attempt an audacious assault on the boundaries of the possible by trying to run a marathon in less than two hours. One of the world’s finest distance runners came so close to achieving the greatest feats of athleticism in history: a sub-two-hour marathon. …

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Nature video: Mitochondrial diseases

Mitochondrial diseases are a group of disorders caused by genetic mutations. In this animation, Nature Video finds out how these diseases arise, and how new techniques can stop them being passed on from mother to child.