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43,000-Year-Old mammoth well preserved, provided promising DNA collection

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Surprised by the level of preservation, a team of scientists believe they will have good quality DNA to attempt a mammoth rebirth. Scientists have ‘Good Chance’ of Successfully Cloning 43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth. Scientists have claimed they have a “good chance” of cloning a woolly mammoth which has been frozen for the past 43,000 years. The…

The story of ‘Zana’, wild woman, has been solved through DNA analysis

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Here is the news of what Dr. Bryan Sykes found after studying DNA samples of supposed Bigfoot-like creatures in Russia. Was Russian ‘Bigfoot’ actually an African slave?. Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, has carried out DNA tests on saliva samples taken from descendants of Zana – a so-called ‘wild…

First hint of Sykes’ Yeti book

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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…

Bigfoot Matilda is High Definition grainy: What you would expect from Ketchum-Erickson

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More from Melba… As is the usual pattern, the news is less than impressive. Bigfoot is real, research teams claim | wfaa.com Dallas – Fort Worth. A team of Sasquatch researchers screened what it called “never before seen HD video” of Bigfoot on Tuesday. During a news conference, they played several short clips that purported…

Latest Bigfoot DNA results rumored to be bear – is consistent at least (UPDATE: no good)

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The original source has recanted this story. So, ignore it.  For those of you interested in the Bigfoot saga, we have a rumor to report. It’s from a reputable source but I can’t confirm it right now. The Smeja boot blood has tested “bear”, not bigfoot. This matches the flesh sample Smeja submitted. But it…

Unprecedented: Admission by FBI that hair analysis technique could be inaccurate

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A old technique used to make criminal convictions is recognized as flawed. FBI announces review of 2,000 cases featuring hair samples | McClatchy. The FBI will review thousands of old cases, including some involving the death penalty, in which hair samples helped secure convictions, under an ambitious plan made public Thursday. The study will focus…

What if your genome was publicly accessible?

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The genetic information of Henrietta Lacks was disclosed without appropriate care and concern. Ms. Lacks died many decades ago, but this information available to anyone may impact her relatives, who were, unfortunately, not consulted about this development. What does this tell us about the implications of science’s actions. Should we all be concerned? (Ed. note:…

DNA ancestry tests likened to ‘genetic astrology’

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Sense About Science decodes genetic ancestry testing and warns consumers that these services are not all they are cracked up to be. Scientists warn the public that commercial DNA tests are ‘genetic astrology’. Sense About Genetic Ancestry Testing · Resources · Sense about Science. Many companies now offer to tell you about your ancestors from…