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Researchers Claim To Have Sequenced Bigfoot DNA
CIO Today / United Press International ^ | December 1, 2012

Posted on 12/04/2012 4:48:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A genetic researcher is saying that Bigfoot DNA tests prove that the hairy creature really does exist. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum says she and her team sequenced three complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and concluded the species is a human hybrid -- a mosaic of human and novel non-human elements. Their findings have yet to pass peer review.

A Texas veterinarian says she and fellow genetic researchers have confirmed the existence of "Bigfoot," though their findings have yet to pass peer review. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, founder of DNA Diagnostics Inc. in the eastern Texas town of Timpson, said she and her team spent five years on their study of purported Bigfoot hair and concluded they have confirmed the existence of a hominin hybrid species, the legendary creature commonly called "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch," living in North America.

There have been frequent-but-unsubstantiated claims of Bigfoot sightings over the years, including some grainy film clips.

In a release posted on the company's Web site Saturday, the researchers say their DNA sequencing suggests the animal is a human relative that developed about 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

Ketchum said her team has sequenced three complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and concluded the species is a human hybrid...

(Excerpt) Read more at cio-today.com ...


TOPICS: Science; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; cryptobiology; dna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; ohsomysteriouso; sasquatch; texas

Dr. Melba Ketchum

1 posted on 12/04/2012 4:48:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Salt Vampire Michelle
2 posted on 12/04/2012 4:53:38 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the animal is a human relative that developed about 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

Laz...

Sorry, I couldn't help it. ;^)

3 posted on 12/04/2012 4:56:34 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain three whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples," she said

Um-hummmmmmh. Who was holding Sasquatch down while the publicity-seeking "doctor" was taking those...purported...samples? I'll wait for peer review, thank you.

4 posted on 12/04/2012 4:57:48 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are NOT getting any of my DNA!

5 posted on 12/04/2012 4:57:56 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: null and void

Dude - that’s a picture of Chewbacca, not Bigfoot.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 5:00:13 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens."

Sounds like something that would happen at an Occupy demonstration!

7 posted on 12/04/2012 5:07:56 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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8 posted on 12/04/2012 5:10:31 PM PST by fso301
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Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA, she said.

I'm not sure why she would even consider parentage from a homo Neanderthalis?

9 posted on 12/04/2012 5:15:11 PM PST by fso301
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
""Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens."

Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA, she said.

"The male progenitor that contributed the unknown sequence to this hybrid is unique as its DNA is more distantly removed from humans than other recently discovered hominins like the Denisovan individual," Ketchum said.

I'm skeptical.

We don't know the nuDNA from most modern male yDNA haplogroups...It could be a routine R1b yDNA like mine...I don't know what my nuDNA is either...could be the same as BIGFOOT, eh?

10 posted on 12/04/2012 5:16:29 PM PST by blam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1) Not guilty!

2) Uh, I forgot.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 5:17:59 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right. She’s had her 15 seconds of.....something or other.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 5:32:57 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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A Texas veterinarian says she and fellow genetic researchers have confirmed the existence of "Bigfoot," though their findings have yet to pass peer review. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, founder of DNA Diagnostics Inc. in the eastern Texas town of Timpson, said she and her team spent five years on their study of purported Bigfoot hair and concluded they have confirmed the existence of a hominin hybrid species, the legendary creature commonly called "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch," living in North America.

Can polyester fibers be cloned?

gorilla suit

13 posted on 12/04/2012 5:37:23 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've always wondered about this one:

Early (Ancient) Hair Sample Raises Questions

14 posted on 12/04/2012 5:49:14 PM PST by blam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the animal is a human relative that developed about 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species

I won't scoff when a cryptid thread is hijacked by the "Bigfoot are the Nephilim" zealots ever again.

15 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:30 PM PST by Oratam
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To: fso301

Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA, she said.

That indicates that Muslims and their “animal husbandry” must go back further than we thought.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 8:46:39 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: blam

I’ve tried to stay away from these threads because they’re ususally so weird, but I want to add this little bit of information.

Native American tribes in the State of Washington have recounted stories that some of their women have been raped by Sasquatch, and prenancies have resulted. The resulting infants do not live long.

This was posted on the internet some time back, and people I know who work in the timber industry have said that Bigfoot definitely exists, as they have encountered the creatures.

I have no personal experience with either above!!


17 posted on 12/05/2012 12:54:45 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” Dr. Melba S. Ketchum “
Wife of Willie Ketchum?
Meanwhile, Foghorn Leghorn and Wylie Coyote are still setting large safes on cliffs, and painting railroad tunnels on stone walls.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 4:38:02 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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"Wylie Coyote"

Sorry for the correction, but it's Wile. E. Coyote. A recent contestant on "Wheel Of Fortune" made the mistake you did, and lost thousands. Besides, Mr. Coyote called and asked for the correction.

19 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:27 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were to assume BigFoot exists, I’d suggest the most likely scenario is that Gigantopithecus still survives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus


20 posted on 12/05/2012 8:19:24 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: SatinDoll
"Native American tribes in the State of Washington have recounted stories that some of their women have been raped by Sasquatch, and pregnancies have resulted."

They should have consulted Todd Akin so their bodies could have shut that down.

21 posted on 12/05/2012 8:23:24 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: driftless2

I stand corrected! Thank you for the clarification.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 10:28:57 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 9:02:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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