A team of researchers plan to conduct a systematic investigation of alleged Bigfoot and Yeti remains.
The project will make use of cutting edge DNA analysis technology to examine the origins of hairs, bone fragments and other items kept in a collection of alleged Bigfoot evidence at the Lausanne museum. "There have been DNA tests done on alleged yetis and other such things but since then the testing techniques, particularly on hair, have improved a lot due to advances in forensic science," said Oxford University's Prof Bryan Sykes.
Sightings of strange ape-like creatures have been reported in various parts of the world from the United States to the Himalayas and even Australia. "It's an area that any serious academic ventures into with a deal of trepidation... It's full of eccentric and downright misleading reports," he said.
A UK-Swiss team will use DNA testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to be from yeti and bigfoot. The project will examine hair, bone and other material from a collection amassed by a Swiss biologist - and will invite submissions from elsewhere.
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