Prof. Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics University of Oxford and Dr. Michel Sartori, Directeur Musee de Zoologie, Switzerland are collecting cryptid DNA samples.
As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationship between our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite submissions of organic material from formally undescribed species, or “cryptids”, for the purpose of their species identification by genetic means.
Results from DNA analysis will be prepared for publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.
From Gizmodo: Oxford University Is Hunting For the Yeti
An interesting development. I look forward to the results. However, I can’t help but wonder if all the good stuff was already used up for Melba Ketchum’s project which has yet to be published and will face a STORM of critique if it ever is. I trust these two and their experience quite a bit more.
Addition: BIGFOOT AND YETI DNA STUDY GETS SERIOUS
“I’m challenging and inviting the cryptozoologists to come up with the evidence instead of complaining that science is rejecting what they have to say,” said geneticist Bryan Sykes of the University of Oxford.
“As an academic I have certain reservations about entering this field, but I think using genetic analysis is entirely objective; it can’t be falsified,” Sykes said. “So I don’t have to put myself into the position of either believing or disbelieving these creatures.”