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'Alien' mummy DNA probe may have crossed ethical lines
Fox news ^ | July 18, 2018 | Mindy Weisberger

Posted on 07/22/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

The severely elongated head of a preserved skeleton found in Peru's Atacama Desert in 2003 is so unusual that it initially prompted people to suggest that the diminutive body was that of an extraterrestrial.

Since then, DNA testing confirmed that the remains — which measure about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long — belonged to a human fetus that researchers named Ata. But the scientists who conducted that investigation and published their findings in March have recently come under fire for their methods.

...Their investigation, which did not include any Chilean researchers, may have sidestepped protocols that typically monitor the ethics of research conducted with human remains, as their publication omitted "a sufficient ethics statement or archaeological permit," Kristina Killgrove, co-author of the new study and an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, wrote in an article for Forbes.

..Because the remains are thought to be just a few decades old, studying them raises ethical concerns that the March study did not adequately address, the scientists in the new study said. Furthermore, as DNA extraction can destroy some of the body's tissues, additional restrictions typically apply for such an examination. And it is unclear from the prior study that DNA sampling was required to begin with, the researchers said.

"Unfortunately, there was no scientific rationale to undertake genomic analyses of Ata, because the skeleton is normal," the authors wrote in the new study, adding that the whole-genome testing previously performed "was unnecessary and unethical."

"We caution DNA researchers about getting involved in cases that lack clear context and legality, or where the remains have resided in private collections," the study authors concluded.

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TOPICS: History; Science; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alien; ata; atacamadesert; callingartbell; chile; dna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; mummy; peru
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1 posted on 07/22/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 07/22/2018 10:40:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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3 posted on 07/22/2018 10:41:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: a fool in paradise
The severely elongated head Check.

"Unfortunately, there was no scientific rationale to undertake genomic analyses of Ata, because the skeleton is normal," Check.

Let's summerize:

severely elongated head=normal.

Got it.

4 posted on 07/22/2018 10:45:49 AM PDT by null and void (Freedom is in our blood, we don't pass it down genetically, but through the blood we spill.)
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To: a fool in paradise

*** Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ***

Someone call Indiana Jones....


5 posted on 07/22/2018 10:49:26 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: null and void

I think the argument is because of the same grounds that fauxcohantaus doesn’t want to submit to a DNA test

Sketchy claims disappear when challenged by scientific evidence

If the alien baby isn’t really an alien them there goes the sideshow spectators who are willing to pay to see it and hear what they had to say


6 posted on 07/22/2018 10:50:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: EagleUSA

What’s more is this mummy isn’t even supposed to be ancient, it may only be a few decades old and was discovered in 2003 which is already a couple decades ago.


7 posted on 07/22/2018 10:51:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: a fool in paradise
Let me get this straight: Rip apart living babies in the womb and sell their pieces parts to the highest bidder - perfectly legit.

Insert a needle into a decades, or even centuries, old skeleton that is presenting unusual morphology - "OMG - the scientists are exactly like Hitler's Dr. Mengele!"

8 posted on 07/22/2018 10:52:33 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We MAGA)
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To: a fool in paradise

I have never seen a six inch long fetus or skeleton, so I really have no reference to compare that thing to.


9 posted on 07/22/2018 10:52:50 AM PDT by matthew fuller (How many of today's voters have ever seen a half-dollar coin (or silver dollar)?)
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To: Sirius Lee

If it is a Peruvian desert origin why do Chilean scientists get to establish a gate keeper mentality on access to the remains?


10 posted on 07/22/2018 10:54:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: null and void

Skull shaping is a thing that early cultures practiced. Along with foot binding and other mutilations that adults would practice on children.

Search wikipedia for the terms:

Artificial_cranial_deformation

Foot binding

Comprachicos


11 posted on 07/22/2018 10:54:46 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Obviously a severe genetic defect. The fetus was 15 week or so, likely a spontaneous aborthon, miscarriage.


12 posted on 07/22/2018 10:54:52 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a)
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13 posted on 07/22/2018 10:56:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: a fool in paradise

So, the authors of the new study say the old study
might not have been valid to do, but THEY did it right?


14 posted on 07/22/2018 10:56:49 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sirius Lee

gmta


15 posted on 07/22/2018 10:58:07 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: a fool in paradise
If it is a Peruvian desert origin why do Chilean scientists get to establish a gate keeper mentality on access to the remains?

Good question. I know Lloyd Pye was a bit out there, but I'd love for an expert in human anatomy to explain the radically increased skull capacity in the skulls of the elongated Peruvian skulls. Wouldn't head boarding just constrict growth? What? Did they attach giant vacuums to the infant skulls?

16 posted on 07/22/2018 11:03:31 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We MAGA)
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To: a fool in paradise

Nothing new. Lewis and Clark found this in their expedition.

https://www.lewis-clark.org/media/new-images/in_head-flattening.jpg


17 posted on 07/22/2018 11:04:53 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: a fool in paradise
Re post # 4 image:

There's something about the mouth that reminds me of .... Beavis!

Beavis

18 posted on 07/22/2018 11:05:11 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: dfwgator

DOCTER, I thought you said you were going to make it LONGER!!


19 posted on 07/22/2018 11:07:03 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Then there’s the father who nicknamed his son fat head


20 posted on 07/22/2018 11:10:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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