Tag Archive for Bryan Sykes

Bear DNA quest thwarted by threat of Taliban

A famous mountain climber was planning to nab a bear in the Pakistan mountains to help Dr. Sykes with his “yeti” research. But the bad guys were tipped off and now the trip is off. Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer, aimed to test Oxford University scientist theory that yeti is ancient hybrid of a brown…

New paper taking another look at “Yeti” data finds no evidence of new bear in the Himalayas

More news in the Sykes Himalayan yeti saga. If you recall, Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes published a paper in a prestigious scientific journal in July 2014. The results were a disappointment for Yeti supporters, establishing that the mystery samples of DNA were not primate, but normal animals and human. The Sykes (et al.) study did, however,…

The Bigfoot Files and Melba’s big idea

Just a quick post: two items regarding Bigfoot, DNA and perhaps rivalry. Yesterday, the first of a three-part documentary series aired on British TV featuring Dr. Bryan Sykes and his results from the Oxford-Lausanne DNA project. DN staff was able to obtain a copy and I wrote a review. Bottom line – it’s WELL worth seeing.…

Not Yeti, says Sykes. Bear with us. (UPDATE)

We have news from the Sykes study. New research finds ‘Bigfoot’ DNA matches rare bear – The Independent. New DNA research may have finally solved the mystery of the yeti. Tests on hair samples were found to have a genetic match with an ancient polar bear, with scientists believing there could be a sub species…

First hint of Sykes’ Yeti book

Professor Sykes’ new book, tentatively entitled “Quest for the Yeti”, has been announced. This information describes the rights for the book (but not in the U.S., so it’s possible U.S. readers will have to wait a bit longer). There is no release date listed. Genetics professor investigates the Yeti | The Bookseller. Bryan Sykes, professor…

DNA study of Bigfoot launched by Oxford University

Prof. Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics University of Oxford and Dr. Michel Sartori, Directeur Musee de Zoologie, Switzerland are collecting cryptid DNA samples. Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project. 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…