Dr. Melba Ketchum has just announced that the Bigfoot/Sasquatch DNA data set is being analyzed by others. Details are not made available but she released this on her facebook page:
I have independent analysis of our data going on. If the outcome of what we are doing supports our analysis, then we are vindicated. If not, then I will announce that also. It involves top level scientists that have volunteered after I released the paper. If their findings are the same, they will go public. So, please be patient. They also will assure upload to GenBank and they can make that happen.
The submission to GenBank is also important. This is a good step (one that should have been done before releasing the paper).