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DNA test to help solve Earhart mystery

By T.K. Randall
February 21, 2011 · Comment icon 7 comments

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Researchers are hoping to determine whether a bone found on Nikumaroro is from the famed aviator.
To do this DNA samples are to be collected from the dried saliva on envelopes she'd licked before she went missing and then compared to the DNA of the bone fragment to determine if they are indeed from the same person.
Amelia Earhart's dried spit could help solve the longstanding mystery of the aviator's 1937 disappearance, according to scientists who plan to harvest her DNA from envelopes.


Source: National Geographic | Comments (7)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by JVE 14 years ago
Great news, one of my favorite mystery. Thanks for sharing, legendary reporter.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cloudshill 14 years ago
Thanks....I've been following the Tighar expeditions for a number of years. It will be interesting if this develops into anything.
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
Hopefully the results will once and for all close the book on her whereabouts and focus on her last efforts on the island.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Myles 14 years ago
I'm a little confused. Shouldn't they do a DNA test on the bone fragment first to see if it is a turtle or anything else? Also, how would the envelope DNA test assure it is hers? I'm fasinated by this mystery, but I'm afraid it was nothing more than a plane crash into the ocean.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sevenof Seven 14 years ago
It would be wonderful news at long last to find out what happened to this woman. It may continue to be an unsolved mystery.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Flashbangwollap 14 years ago
It would be wonderful news at long last to find out what happened to this woman. It may continue to be an unsolved mystery. I wouldn't bank on it as yet because seriously what if she used a roller - damp sponge-rubber to activate the glue? Huh they'll be thinking she was related to a tree!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Flashbangwollap 14 years ago
I wouldn't bank on it as yet because seriously what if she used a roller - damp sponge-rubber to activate the glue? Huh they'll be thinking she was related to a tree!


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