Tag: 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…

Sykes’ Yeti-polar bear data conclusions challenged

There is an update to the story about ancient polar bear DNA found in the samples gathered while searching for the Yeti in Asia. It throws doubt on the results that there is a new type of hybrid bear. BBC News – Scientists challenge ‘Abominable Snowman DNA’ results. Last year, Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes…

Sykes “Yeti” investigation published

The awaited paper is available here [PDF]. Dr. Bryan Sykes’ work was covered in a nice documentary that aired on British TV and in a condensed version in the U.S. Dr. Sykes has followed through and reported his findings of suspected Yeti hair in a very reputable journal. A book will follow. Was It a Yeti?…

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…

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…